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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 2777-2782
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.311


Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria an often overlooked cause of Surgical Site Infections
Priyanka Biswas, A. Gupta* and R. Sriram
Department of Microbiology Diamond jubilee block Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 411040, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Surgical site infections are a common cause of Health care associated infections and result in increased patient morbidity. Rapidly growing Mycobacteria are increasingly being reported as the causative organism in these infections. This study was carried out to identify and phenotypically characterise SSIs due to these organisms at a tertiary care centre. Antibiotic susceptibility was ascertained using microbroth dilution. Strict Infection control measures were then put into place to prevent these infections. Infections due to these organisms require prolonged treatment and occasionally even surgery. It is important to have a high index of suspicion to be able to recognise these infections and to identify them in a clinical microbiology laboratory.


Keywords: Mycobacteria, Patient Morbiditiy, Surgical site infections (SSIs)
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Priyanka Biswas, A. Gupta and Sriram, R. 2017. Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria An often Overlooked Cause of Surgical Site Infections.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 2777-2782. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.311