Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2017: 100.00
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 67-73
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.009


Characterization of CONS Isolated from Clinical Samples of Paediatric Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital
T.S. Kumudini1* and Shivakumar S. Solabannavar2
Department of Microbiology, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Cantonment area, Ballari-583104, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) were generally considered to be contaminants in the past having little clinical significance. Over the past two decades, these organisms have become recognized as important agents of human disease. S. epidermidis is the predominant agent in nosocomial infection, bacteremia, surgical wound and urinary tract infections. Their pathogenic potential is being increasingly understood and also causing problems to clinicians because of their drug resistance. Characterization of CoNS isolated from clinical samples of paediatric cases, their antibiogram and methicillin resistance. The study was conducted from December 2014 to August 2015. The organisms were identified and speciation was done by standard biochemical reactions. Antibiotic susceptibility testing was done by Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method and following Clinical laboratory standards institute guidelines (2015). The maximum isolates were from female patients 21 (55%) than male patients 17 (45%). Most common age group affected was Neonate (1-28 days) (29%) in both sex followed by Infant (29 days -12 months) in female (13%) and in male (8%). The majority of CoNS species isolated were S. epidermidis 19 (50%), followed by S. haemolyticus 9 (24%), S. xylosus 3 (8%), S. lugdunensis 2 (5%), S. hominis 2 (5%), S. cohnii 2 (5%) and S. saprophyticus 1(3%). S. epidermidis was the predominant species isolated. The most effective antibiotics were Linezolid and Amikacin.


Keywords: S. epidermidis, Linezolid and Amikacin
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Kumudini, T.S. and Shivakumar S. Solabannavar. 2019. Characterization of Cons Isolated from Clinical Samples of Paediatric Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 67-73. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.009