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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 1899-1911
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.224


Microbiological Profile of Childhood Pneumonias in Hyderabad, India
Vipparti Haritha1* and V.V. Shailaja2
1Department of Microbiology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences,
Hyderabad, Telangana state, India
2Department of Microbiology, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana state, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was undertaken from 30/6/11 – 14/8/12 to know the Bacterial, and Mycological profile profile and drug susceptibility patterns in children suffering from pneumonias. Sputa (expectorated and induced) and Pleural fluid were collected from 113 cases and processed by conventional methods. Antibiotic sensitivity testing of these isolates was done as per CLSI guidelines. Bacterial pathogens were isolated in 44.25% of cases from both Sputum and Pleural fluid. Klebsiella pneumoniae was the predominant isolate 28% followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 24% and Staphylococcus aureus 22%. 72% of Staphylococcus aureus strains were Methicillin Resistant. Candida albicans was the most common isolated fungi 6.2% followed by Non Albicans Candida from sputum samples. Pleural fluid cultures for fungi were negative. Respiratory tract infections are a significant public health problem in developing countries. Timely detection followed by expeditious identification of pathogens and determination of susceptibility to antimicrobial agents can have a great diagnostic and prognostic importance.


Keywords: Bacteria, Gram negative, ESBL, MRSA, Fungi, Pleural fluid.
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Vipparti Haritha and Shailaja, V.V. 2017. Microbiological Profile of Childhood Pneumonias in Hyderabad.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 1899-1911. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.224