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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 1517-1524
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.174


Antibiogram of Aerobic Bacterial Isolates from Surgical Site Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital in North India
Perika*, Suharshi Gupta and Shashi Sudhan Sharma
Department of Microbiology, GMC Jammu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are an important cause of mortality and morbidity Worldwide, especially common in low and middle income countries. Prevalence of these infections ranges between 5-16 %, contributing to 20 % of health care associated infection. Their source may be exogenous or endogenous. These infections are responsible for increasing the treatment cost, length of hospital stay, hence, a knowledge of the rate of SSIs can help in formulating appropriate policies for timely and accurate management in hospital. A vast majority of microbes present in hospital environment serve as reservoirs for these infections. The present study was done on 450 samples received in Microbiology dept of GMC Jammu over a period of 1 year (May 2018- May 2019) to determine the bacterial isolates causing SSIs and study their antibiogram. 420 samples (93.3%) showed pure isolates while 20 cases (4.44 %) were of mixed infection. Most common isolates among Gram negative were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter sp. while Gram positive isolates were Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus sp. Among gram negative isolates most effective drug was Polymyxin B and Imipenem, while among gram positive Linezolid and Vancomycin were most effective. It was seen that multi drug resistant organisms were very common in our hospital. Strict implementation of antibiotic policy and creating awareness through education programmes can help in combating rapid spread of drug resistance.


Keywords: Polymyxin B, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter sp., Vancomycin
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Perika, Suharshi Gupta and Shashi Sudhan Sharma 2019. Antibiogram of Aerobic Bacterial Isolates from Surgical Site Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital in North India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 1517-1524. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.174