Enterococci are opportunistic human pathogen and are gaining importance due to their high level of resistance against antimicrobials(betalactams, aminoglycosides, glycopeptides). The present study aims to estimate the burden of Enterococcal infection and determine its antibiogram at our multi-speciality hospital. This hospital based retrospective study was carried out in the Dept. of Microbiology, IGIMS, Patna. Isolates of Enterococci from various clinical samples were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility testing and speciation. Laboratory procedures were followed as per CLSI recommendation. From a total of 13,046 sample processed, 286 Enterococcus spp.were isolated, of which 234(83%) were from IPD and 52(17%) from OPD patients. Maximum number of Enterococcus spp. were recovered from urine (246) followed by pus(16). Isolates were found to be resistant to ciprofloxacin (92%), levofloxacin (85%),and high-level gentamicin (60%).Only one of the isolates showed resistance to linezolid. Sensitivity to vancomycin and nitrofurantoin (in urine) were 96% and 78%respectively. Antibiotic resistance is an ever-increasing problem which complicates management in patients with Enterococcal infection. Prudent use of antibiotics is a fundamental strategy to avoid such problems." /> Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of <em>Enterococcus spp. </em>from Various Clinical Samples of Patients at A Tertiary Care Hospital, Patna
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 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2019: 96.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

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 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(4): 160-173
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.015


Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Enterococcus spp. from Various Clinical Samples of Patients at A Tertiary Care Hospital, Patna
Shiwani Mishra, Richa Sinha*, Namrata Kumari, Kumar Saurabh,Shailesh Kumar and S. K. Shahi
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Enterococci are opportunistic human pathogen and are gaining importance due to their high level of resistance against antimicrobials(betalactams, aminoglycosides, glycopeptides). The present study aims to estimate the burden of Enterococcal infection and determine its antibiogram at our multi-speciality hospital. This hospital based retrospective study was carried out in the Dept. of Microbiology, IGIMS, Patna. Isolates of Enterococci from various clinical samples were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility testing and speciation. Laboratory procedures were followed as per CLSI recommendation. From a total of 13,046 sample processed, 286 Enterococcus spp.were isolated, of which 234(83%) were from IPD and 52(17%) from OPD patients. Maximum number of Enterococcus spp. were recovered from urine (246) followed by pus(16). Isolates were found to be resistant to ciprofloxacin (92%), levofloxacin (85%),and high-level gentamicin (60%).Only one of the isolates showed resistance to linezolid. Sensitivity to vancomycin and nitrofurantoin (in urine) were 96% and 78%respectively. Antibiotic resistance is an ever-increasing problem which complicates management in patients with Enterococcal infection. Prudent use of antibiotics is a fundamental strategy to avoid such problems.


Keywords: Enterococci, Antimicrobial susceptibility, Vancomycin resistant Enterococci, MDR, Bacterial infection
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Shiwani Mishra, Richa Sinha, Namrata Kumari, Kumar Saurabh, Shailesh Kumar and Shahi, S. K. 2021. Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Enterococcus spp. from Various Clinical Samples of Patients at A Tertiary Care Hospital, PatnaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(4): 160-173. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.015