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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 2082-2091
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.243


Bacteriological Profile of Blood Stream Infections Along with their Antibiogram at Government Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad
Mukta Sawargaonkar*, Nazneen Siddiqui, Joson Mathew and Arvind Gaikwad
Department of Microbiology, Govt Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bacterial bloodstream infections are important causes of morbidity and mortality globally. The aim of present study was to determine the bacterial profile of bloodstream infections and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern among the clinically diagnosed cases of sepsis in cancer patients. In the present study, etiological and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of blood cultures over a period of 1 year at a tertiary cancer care hospital was done. Blood culture positive isolates were identified using standard microbiological methods and by Manual method. The antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the organisms was performed by Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method. There were 242 blood culture samples, of which 97 (40%) were identified to be culture positive. Out of 97 positive cultures, Gram positive were 60 (62%) and Gram negative were 37 (38%). The most common Gram-positive isolate was MRSA (38%) and Gram-negative isolate was Escherichia coli (35%). Escherichia coli showed highest sensitivity to colistin (100%) and sensitivity to meropenem and Polymyxin B was 92% each. High degree of resistance was found to cephalosporins and piperacillin + tazobactam. The results indicate high level of antimicrobial resistance among Gram negative bacilli in septicemic patients. The results warrant continuous monitoring of antimicrobial pattern so as to build geographical epidemiological data.


Keywords: Blood stream infections, Gram negative, Gram Positive, MRSA, MDRO
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Mukta Sawargaonkar, Nazneen Siddiqui, Joson Mathew and Arvind Gaikwad. 2019. Bacteriological Profile of Blood Stream Infections Along with their Antibiogram at Government Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 2082-2091. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.243