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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:10, October, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(10): 85-88

Septicemia in Hospital Born Neonates and Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern with Role of WBC Count Parameters
Shailaja Amur1*, Umeshwar R. Hallikeri2, Rajeshwari Surpur1 and Mahalaxmi1
1Department of Microbiology, 2Department of Pathology, Navoday Medical College, Raichur, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Positive blood cultures are the gold standard for the neonatal sepsis. Most infections in the neonates are caused by bacteria and a few by viruses. As the baby passes through the birth canal of the mother during delivery the child swallows or breathes the birth canal fluid, bacteria or virus enter into their blood or lungs. This study was done to identify the aerobic bacteria causing sepsis in neonates and their susceptibility patterns along with CBC parameters in Navodaya Medical College Hospital, Raichur. All the blood cultures obtained from the neonatal ward during the period of one year [from 30th July 2021 to 30th July 2022] were analysed their antibiotic susceptibility was recorded. CBC was done in the Department of Pathology using cell counter and smear study. The positivity of blood cultures was 42% [84/200] Most bacteremic episodes were caused by one type of organism and polymicrobial growth was noticed in 8.4 % [10/ 84]. 64.2 % infections [54/84] were found to be due to Staphylococci and 27.4 % [23 /200] isolates showed Gram negative infections. Gram negative isolates showed lesser degree of susceptibility to the antibiotics. The TLC were found to be significantly lower than the normal babies.

Keywords: Neonatal septicemia, BACTEC, Antibiotic susceptibility, CBC

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Shailaja Amur, Umeshwar R. Hallikeri, Rajeshwari Surpur and Mahalaxmi. 2022. Septicemia in Hospital Born Neonates and Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern with Role of WBC Count Parameters.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(10): 85-88. doi:
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