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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 912-924
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.101


Prevalence of Betahemolytic Streptococci other than Group A in a Tertiary Health Care Centre
Illakya, V. Sangamithra*, Shabana Praveen and Radha Madhavan
Department of Microbiology, SRM Medical College & RI, Chennai, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The Streptococci are Gram-positive spherical bacteria (cocci) that characteristically form pairs and chains during growth. They are widely distributed in nature. Some are members of the normal human flora for e.g. commensal Streptococci of the oral cavity, are common causes of sub-acute bacterial endocarditis, others are associated with important human disease attributable in part to injection by Streptococci, in part to sensitization to them. Streptococcus species is uniformly susceptible to penicillin. But macrolides remains drug of choice for patient allergic to penicillin. Our aim was to study the prevalence of betahemolytic Streptococci and the antibiotic resistance pattern among the isolates causing various infections. A total of 366 positive cultures were taken from various samples of patients attending the Medicine and Paediatric outpatient department. Indiscriminate use of Macrolides for respiratory tract infection in the private practices has resulted in very high percentage of macrolide resistant among Streptococci in the population studied Increasing antimicrobial resistance is becoming a serious international problem in both hospital and community settings. Over the last several decades there has been increased resistance to Macrolides in several countries


Keywords: Betahemolytic Streptococci, Bacterial endocarditis
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Illakya, V. Sangamithra, Shabana Praveen, Radha Madhavan. 2017. Prevalence of Betahemolytic Streptococci other than Group A in a Tertiary Health Care Centre.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 912-924. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.101