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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 2561-2567
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.303


Bacteriological Profile of Recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in Children Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital
Arpita Paul Dutta1, Sayantani Endow Dutta1*, Rahul Mazumdar2, Mridula Chatterjee2 and Arunabha Sarkar1
1Department of Microbiology, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
2Department of Paediatrics, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Paediatric respiratory tract infections are among the most common reasons for preschool and school absences and visits to physicians. The disease mainly involves upper respiratory tract and is associated with fever cough sore throat and running nose. Children with recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTI), which are defined as more than or equal to 6 serious diseases a year, are a difficult diagnostic challenge. The study was conducted with an aim to identify the causative bacterial agents of recurrent upper respiratory tract infection with their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in children attending the paediatric outpatient department of North Bengal Medical College from January 2016 to December 2016.Throat swab samples from 200 suspected cases of RRTI were collected and plated in Blood agar, MacConkey agar and chocolate agar. The organism isolated on medium were identified by their cultural, morphological and biochemical characteristics. Bacterial infection was isolated in 101 patients. The bacterial agents isolated were Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumonia, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Moraxella catarrhalis. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern revealed that the overall sensitivity of all the isolates were maximum towards cefuroxime and levofloxacin. The study indicates the need of continuous surveillance on antimicrobial susceptibility of upper respiratory tract infection for detection of emerging trends and use of appropriate therapeutic interventions.


Keywords: Respiratory tract infection, Paediatric, Throat swab, Bacterial agents, Antimicrobial susceptibility.
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Arpita Paul Dutta, Sayantani Endow Dutta, Rahul Mazumdar, Mridula Chatterjee and Arunabha Sarkar. 2017. Bacteriological Profile of Recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in Children Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 2561-2567. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.303