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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1-5
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.001


Etiological Agents Isolated from Bronchoalveolar Lavage Samples in Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
K.N. Ravichitra* and U. Srinivasa Rao
Department of Microbiology, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru-534005, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pneumonia and acute bronchitis are the most common Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (LRTIs). They are caused by a variety of organisms. 472 BAL samples collected from clinically suspected lower respiratory tract infections were processed in the microbiology laboratory. Of the total samples, males constituted 336 (71.2%) and 136 (28.8%) females. 223 (47.2%) of the samples were of age group 40-60 years. 383 (81.1%) of samples showed growth of various bacteria. Fungal isolation was seen in 21 (4.4%) of samples. This study shows various pathogens isolated from lower respiratory tract infections.


Keywords: LRTI, Pneumonia, BAL, bacteria, fungus
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Ravichitra, K.N. and Srinivasa Rao, U. 2019. Etiological Agents Isolated from Bronchoalveolar Lavage Samples in Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1-5. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.001