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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 1658-1668
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.194


Isolates and their Antibiogram from Blood Stream Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Uttarakannada, India
V.N. Venkatesh and Swapna Kotian
Department of Microbiology Karwar Institute of Medical Sciences, Karwar M. G road Karwar -581301, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The aim of the work was to study the blood culture isolates and their antibiogram. A total of 1070 blood samples were collected from suspected cases of blood stream infection from August 2015 to July 2016, they were processed aerobically and Antibiogram pattern was studied. Cultures were positive in 277 (25.89%) cases. All the positive cultures were obtained after 48 hours of incubation. Gram negative bacteria were 114 (41.16%) of the total isolates with Pseudomonas aeruginosa 28 (10.11%) and Gram positive were 118 (42.60%) amongst which coagulase negative Staphylococcus species 48 (17.33%) being the commonest isolate, Candida species isolated in 46(16.61%) of cases. In Gram negative isolate highest resistance was seen for cefazolin 63(86.30%) followed by aztreonam 60 (82.19%), amoxicillin + clavulanic acid 57(78.08%) and cefaperazone sulbactum 53 (72.60%) in contrast S. aureus strains isolated showed highest resistance to cotrimoxazole 40 (93.02%) followed by penicillin 29(67.44%) and erythromycin 27(62.79%). Blood cultures provide a valuable guide in identifying etiological agent and selecting appropriate antibiotic. Thus helps to achieve a high level antibiotic activity against the off ending bacterial organism.


Keywords: Bloodstream infection, Isolates, Antibiogram.
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Venkatesh, V.N. and Swapna Kotian. 2017. Isolates and their Antibiogram from Blood Stream Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital, UttarakannadaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 1658-1668. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.194