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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 1167-1171
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.139


Bacteriological Profile and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Blood Culture Isolates among Septicemia Suspected Children in a Rural Tertiary Care Hospital
Sreedevi Hanumantha and Nazeema Tabaseera*
Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, Madikeri – 571201, Kodagu, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Blood stream infections are very common in paediatric age group and are one of the common causes of morbidity and mortality. Septicaemia gradually leads to serious consequences like shock, multi organ failure, DIC etc. Timely identification of causative pathogen by blood culture (gold standard) is important. Antibiogram also helps us to elevate consciousness on resistance problems and recognise prospect to decrease the use of inappropriate antibiotics. The study was undertaken to evaluate major bacterial isolates causing septicaemia and their antibiogram pattern. The present study was carried out on 252 clinically diagnosed septicaemia cases. The growth was identified by conventional biochemical tests. Antibiotic susceptibility test was done by modified Kirby – Bauer method. Drug resistant strains in primary screening were further processed for the detection of ESBL and MRSA strains. Bacteremia was more prevalent in ≤ 28 days children which was stastistically significant. Majority of the female children showed significant bacteremia compare to male children. K pneumonia was more prevalent, C. fruendii and S. typhi were the least prevalent bacteria. 50% of S aureus were MRSA which is matter of concern. Sepsis is a medical emergency which requires timely detection and identification of blood borne pathogens with urgent rational antibiotic therapy. Infants and children are the vulnerable population to contract illness because of their weak immune barrier. Antibiotic sensitivity pattern to common pathogens has been changing from day to day and it is important to have latest information for guiding local empirical choice of antibiotics.


Keywords: Sepsis, Neonates, MRSA.
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Sreedevi Hanumantha and Nazeema Tabaseera. 2017. Bacteriological Profile and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Blood Culture Isolates among Septicemia Suspected Children in a Rural Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 1167-1171. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.139