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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 229-232
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.024


Frequency of Bacterial Pathogens and Antibacterial Susceptibility Pattern of Isolates from Blood Culture – A Retrospective Study from a Tertiary Care Hospital
P. Shankar and M. Kavitha
1Department of Microbiology, Government Villupuram Medical College, Tamilnadu, India
2Department of Microbiology, Government Kilpauk Medical College, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The aim of the present study was to determine the distribution of pathogens and their antibiotic profile against the commonly used antibiotic therapy. A total of 5614 blood specimens from patients were received from intensive care units in Villupuram Medical College, Tamilnadu, India, were cultured by standard microbiological procedures for the isolation of pathogens. The isolates were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility assay to investigate the resistance pattern of isolates by disc diffusion method and the reports were analyzed retrospectively over the period of three years from Jan 2013 to Dec 2015. A total of 5614 specimens were collected in a period of three years from Jan 2013 to Dec 2015, of which 951/5614 (17%) were found to be positive for blood culture and 4663/5614 (83%) showed no growth. In the present study 951 isolates were obtained from the culture positive blood (n=951) specimens comprising seven different bacterial pathogens were reported, of which 892/951 (94%) were found to be Gram negative bacilli and 55/951 (6%) were found to be Gram positive cocci. In the present study the antibiogram of Gram negative bacterial pathogens showed slightly higher resistance rate of all the antibacterials used in this study.


Keywords: Blood stream infection, Septicemia, Antibiogram, Resistance.
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Shankar, P. and Kavitha, M. 2017. Frequency of Bacterial Pathogens and Antibacterial Susceptibility Pattern of Isolates from Blood Culture – A Retrospective Study from a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 229-232. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.024