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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:10, October, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(10): 50-57

Antimicrobial Sensitivity Pattern and Incidence of Streptococcus agalactiae and Other Pathogenic Microbial Organism from Pregnant Women at Tertiary Care Centre, Kanpur
Sugandh Rathore1* and Bitesh Kumar2
Department of Microbiology, Autonomous State Medical College, Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

This study was conducted in Rama Medical College Hospital & Research Centre. The inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied. The study was conducted from January 2016 to December 2016. A total 50 high vaginal swabs were collected from pregnant women admitted to the labour room after gestation. Vaginal swabs collected from high vagina using sterile cotton swabs (Himedia, Mumbai) and transported to the laboratory and inoculated into enrichment broth, (Todd Hewitt Broth) and incubated at 370 C for 18-24 hours. After incubation sample were plated onto Blood agar and MacConkey agar (Himedia, Mumbai) and incubated aerobically at 370 C for 18-24 hours. The isolates were identified based on colony appearance, gram stain, and standard biochemical test obtained from (Himedia, Mumbai). Out of 50 women, 16 (32%) were primigravida 34 (68%) were multigravida. Number of pathogenic growth were 31 (62%). The maximum number of aerobic vaginitis cases fell in the age group of 20-25 years followed by 26-30 and 30-35. The common pathogenic isolates in this study Candida, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, Coagulase negative Staphylococcus and Enterococcus species. The results of present study showed a high occurrence of Candida among pregnant women. There was a high prevalence of vaginal candidiasis among multigravida, women at the third trimester and those between age group 20 to 25 and 3 samples of aerobic vaginitis with polymicrobial growth. This study did not show any Group B Streptococcus. In this study were found most common sensitive drugs among all microbes– Gentamycin, Amikacin, Netilmicin, Amoxycillin/clavulanic acid, Piperacillin/tazobactam, Imipenem, Meropenem, Tigecycline, Colistin, Polymyxin B. Cotrimoxazole, Ceftriaxone, Ceftazidime, Cefoxitine, Teicoplanin, Levofloxacin, Vancomycin, Ampicillin, Penicillin, Tetracyclin, Aztreonam.

Keywords: Bacterial Vaginosis, Multigravida, Primigravida, Viginal swabs

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Sugandh Rathore and Bitesh Kumar. 2021. Antimicrobial Sensitivity Pattern and Incidence of Streptococcus agalactiae and Other Pathogenic Microbial Organism from Pregnant Women at Tertiary Care Centre, Kanpur.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(10): 50-57. doi:
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