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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 2667-2673
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.308


Study of Aerobic Bacteriological Profile of Surgical Site Infections and their Antibiogram at Tertiary Care Center
Hema Panchalamarri and A. Renuka devi*
Department of Microbiology in Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Surgical site infection (SSI) is defined as an infection that develops within 30 days of surgery at the incision site. They are the second most common nosocomial infections causing significant morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, and death. To study the bacteriological profile of surgical site infections and their antibiogram. This is a study carried out in patients who underwent surgery from January 2018 to December 2018 in Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery and Orthopaedic departments in Government general hospital, Kurnool. Culture, identification, and Antibiotic Susceptibility testing were performed using standard techniques. A total of 126 surgical wound samples were included in the study. 70 (55.5%) were culture positive. The infection was found to be higher in females of 20-60 years age group than in males. The most commonly isolated pathogens were Klebsiella (35.7%) followed by Staphylococcus aureus (25.7%) and Escherichia coli(25.7%). Among gram-positive isolates, four strains (22.2%) were Methicillin-resistant, and eight strains (18.6%) were ESBL producers among gram-negative isolates. There is a need for optimal perioperative and infection control practices to reduce the incidence of SSI’s.


Keywords: nosocomial infection, surgical site infection, antibiogram.
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Hema Panchalamarri and Renuka devi, A. 2019. Study of Aerobic Bacteriological Profile of Surgical Site Infections and their Antibiogram at Tertiary Care Center.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 2667-2673. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.308