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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 521-525
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.061


Retrospective Observational Study to Detect the Etiological Spectrum and the Sensitivity Pattern of Organisms Isolated From Septic Ward Patients at Tertiary Care Centre
E. Padmavathi, A. Gowri Sankar, Gowri Veligandla* and M. Bhaskar
Department of Microbiology, Government Vellore Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Wound infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality of patients irrespective of the cause of the wound. Septic ward is a place where lot of wound infections are seen. Wound infections are significant as most common cause of hospital acquired infections. In a developing and resource poor country like ours, wound infections often increase the duration of the hospital stay of the patients. With inadequate diagnostic facilities and lack of knowledge about the local epidemiological data on the prevalent causative organisms and sensitivity patterns of wound infections, a great dilemma is faced by the treating doctor. With this background the present study was designed to detect the spectrum of the infectious agents, their sensitivity patterns among the patients admitted with wound infection in the septic ward of our tertiary care centre. This observational study was conducted to analyze the culture and sensitivity reports of pus samples and wound swabs received from patients admitted to the surgical septic ward and sent to the Diagnostic Microbiology lab for processing. These were collected restrospectively from the records maintained in the Department of Microbiology over a period of six months from October 2016 to March 2017 in our hospital. Data were analyzed statistically. During the study period, 107 pus and wound culture sensitivity reports were analyzed. Klebsiella (31.8%) was the most common organism isolated followed by Proteus (18.6%) and E. coli (15.3%). The isolates were sensitive to gentamycin, ciprofloxacin, meropenem – piperacillin and tazobactum – amikacin. However, high resistance rates were observed for ampicillin and cefotaxime in our study. The present study provided a baseline data of wound infections prevalent in our geographical area, the common etiological organisms and their sensitivity patterns. This study also highlights the emerging drug resistance and the need for rational use of antibiotics.


Keywords: Organisms, Etiological spectrum, Sensitivity pattern, E. coli
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Padmavathi E., Gowri Sankar A., Gowri Veligandla and Bhaskar M.. 2017. Retrospective Observational Study to Detect the Etiological Spectrum and the Sensitivity Pattern of Organisms Isolated From Septic Ward Patients at Our Tertiary Care Centre.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 521-525. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.061