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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:12, December, 2017

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.2017.6(12): 4358-4363

A Study on the Pattern of Bacterial Pathogens Isolated in Neonatal Septicemia
Deepti R. Angadi1* and Sreedevi Hanumantha2
1Department of Microbiology, PES Institute of Medical Sciences, Kuppam, Chittoor, AP, India
2GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences, Visakhapatnam, India
*Corresponding author

The varying microbiological pattern of septicemia in neonates warrants the need for an ongoing review of the causative organisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern. The incidence of bacteremia in neonates varies widely. As neonatal septicemia is life threatening condition, delay in diagnosis and treatment may lead to adverse complications, hence isolation followed by antibiotic sensitivity are crucial for prompt treatment. The blood-broth media were incubated for 7 days at 37oC under aerobic atmosphere. Blind subcultures were done on blood agar, chocolate agar and MacConkey agar media after 24 hours, 48hours(when no growth was found upon first subculture) and on 7th day(when found sterile upon second subculture) of incubation. The cultures were declared negative only after 7th day of incubation. In our work, of these 49, GPCs were isolated from 26(53%) blood samples which were predominant cause of septicemia in neonates compared to GNBs which were isolated from 21(42.85%) cases followed by non candidaalbicans isolated from 2(4.08%) blood samples.

Keywords: Blood Agar, Septicemia in Neonates, GPC

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Deepti R. Angadi and Sreedevi Hanumantha. 2017. A Study on the Pattern of Bacterial Pathogens Isolated in Neonatal Septicemia.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 4358-4363. doi:
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