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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 58-67
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.008


Microbiological Profile and Epidemiology of Gram Positive Cocci in Blood Stream Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Kashmir, India
Amrish Kohli, Talat Masoodi, Afreen Rashid*, Sumaira Qayoom, Muzafar Amin and Syed Khurshid
Department of Microbiology, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Srinagar-190017, J&K, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Staphylococcus aureus is a virulent pathogen in humans capable of surviving in the otherwise sterile bloodstream and causing a serious and life threatening bacteremia with high morbidity and mortality. Presence in the blood increases its chances of metastasis and the risk of fatality. The choice of antibiotic therapy has conventionally relied to a large extent on the susceptibility of the pathogen to methicillin. In our study we intend to study the cases of bacteremia where Staphylococcus aureus has been isolated and compare it with other gram positive bacteria isolated from blood with reference to their frequency of occurrence and antibiotic sensitivity patterns with main focus on methicillin resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus.


Keywords: Bacteremia, Blood culture, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE), Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
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Amrish Kohli, Talat Masoodi, Afreen Rashid, Sumaira Qayoom, Muzafar Amin and Syed Khurshid. 2019. Microbiological Profile and Epidemiology of Gram Positive Cocci in Blood Stream Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Kashmir, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 58-67. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.008