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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(1): 155-160
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.019


Prevalence and Antibacterial Susceptibility Pattern of Aerobic Bacterial Pathogens isolated from Pus-A Retrospective Study from aTeaching Hospital in Tamilnadu, India
P. Shankar1* and M. Kavitha2
1Department of Microbiology, Government Villupuram Medical College, Tamilnadu, India
2Department of Microbiology, Government Kilpauk Medical College, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The objective of the present study was to ascertain the prevalence of pathogens of infective wounds and to study the antimicrobial resistance among them with commonly used antibiotics retrospectively. A total of 912 pus specimens from patients were received from IPDs and OPDs and tested for aerobic culture and sensitivity in Villupuram Medical College, Tamilnadu, India, were cultured by standard microbiological procedures for the isolation of pathogens. The isolates were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility assay to investigate the resistance pattern of isolates by disc diffusion method. A total of 912 specimens were collected, of which 528/912 (57.9%) were found to be positive for pus culture and 384/912 (42.1%) showed no growth. The positive samples were from both 305/528 (57.8%) male and 223/528 (42.2%) female patients of various age groups. In the present study 530 isolates were obtained from the culture positive pus (n=528) specimens comprising seven different bacterial pathogens and nine different species were reported. In the present study the antibiogram of Gram positive cocci showed higher resistance rate of all the antibacterials used in this study.


Keywords: Wound  infection, pus,antibiogram, resistance,Aerobic Bacterial Pathogens
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Shankar, P., and Kavitha, M. 2017. Prevalence and Antibacterial Susceptibility Pattern of Aerobic Bacterial Pathogens isolated from Pus-A Retrospective Study from a Teaching Hospital in Tamilnadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(1): 155-160. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.019