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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:2, February, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 759-765

Microbiological Profile of Wound Infections and their Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern in a Peripheral Tertiary Care Hospital of Eastern India
Das Munmun1 and J. Raj Hirak2*
1Department of Microbiology, Deputy Secretary, MERT, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal, Swasthya Bhawan, Kolkata, India
2Department of Microbiology, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, 244 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata-700020, India
*Corresponding author

Aim of the study is to evaluate the bacterial etiology of wound infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern. A total of 225 consecutive, non-repeating clinical specimens from various surface wounds were collected following inclusion and exclusion criteria and processed in the Microbiology laboratory from January to June 2012, following standard methodologies. A total of 186 bacterial isolates from 142 culture positive samples which consisted of 80 gram-negative bacilli, 102 gram-positive organisms, four atypical Mycobacteria and four Candida albicans were recovered. Staphylococcus aureus was the commonest isolate (41.93%) followed by Escherichia coli (11.82%) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (9.67%) and coagulase negative Staphylococcus (7.53%). Methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus was found to be 35.9% and all gram positive isolates showed cent percent sensitivity to vancomycin. For gram-negative bacilli, amikacin was most effective drug while β-lactam drugs and ciprofloxacin showed least sensitivity. Polymyxin B emerged as most sensitive agents against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp. The antimicrobial susceptibility pattern suggested that drug therapy for wound infections should always be guided by the sensitivity reports for effective management of surface wound infections.

Keywords: Surface wounds, MRSA,Antibiotic resistance

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Das Munmun and Raj Hirak, J. 2017. Microbiological Profile of Wound Infections and their Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern in a Peripheral Tertiary Care Hospital of Eastern IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 759-765. doi:
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