International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 253-261
Prevalence of Proteus species in clinical samples, antibiotic sensitivity pattern and ESBL production
Jitendra Kumar Pandey1 *, Akanksha Narayan2 and Shikhar Tyagi3
Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Sector-18, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai- 410209, Maharashtra, India 2Department of Microbiology, Doon (PG) Paramedical College & Hospital, Chakrata Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India 3Department of clinical Research, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India
Different Proteus species may vary with the type of infections they cause in both the community and hospital environments. However, in many laboratories in developing countries, differentiation of the genus Proteus into species is not generally done during bacteriological diagnosis due to high cost and special skills involved. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of different Proteus species in MGM Hospital, Navi Mumbai , their antibiotic resistance pattern and how they relate to patients demographic data.
Antimicrobial susceptibility; antibiotic resistance; -lactamase.