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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 577-587

Bacterial Etiology: Significant In Allergic Respiratory Diseases
Kishori S. Tarfe1* and Sunita D. Deshpande2
1Department of Biotechnology, Smt CHM College, Ulhasnagar, Dist Thane, Maharashtra, India
2Former Professor, T. N. Medical College & B. Y. L. Nair charitable hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author

Amongst allergic respiratory diseases allergic rhinitis & asthma are the most common. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways which in susceptible individuals causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness & cough. Inflammation can cause increased airway hyperresponsiveness which can lead to infections by bacteria including atypical bacteria, fungi & viruses. Microbial infections associated with allergic respiratory infections increase severity & duration of the disease as well as they themselves act as an allergen. Therefore their treatment with appropriate antimicrobials is essential. Total 300 patients suffering from Asthma which is most common allergic respiratory disease were investigated for detection of bacterial pathogens in their sputum samples. Bacterial pathogens were isolated in 20% cases, which were M. catarrhalis, S. aureus, S. pyogenes, K. pneumoniae, & P. aeruginosa. M. catarrhalis was the most common isolate found in 19% cases followed by S. aureus in 28.33 % cases, K.pneumoniae & P. aeruginosa in 16.66 % cases each & S. pyogenes in 6.6 % cases. Antibiotic sensitivity testing was performed to determine their sensitivity pattern & it was observed that M. catarrhalis & S. pyogenes were sensitive to all the antibiotics tested. Other isolates showed variable susceptibility pattern. These isolates showed susceptibility to Aminoglycosides & cephalosporin group. Various bacteria play a major role in severity of exacerbations, symptoms & overall progress of allergic respiratory disease such as asthma. These bacterial infections can be diagnosed & treated with appropriate & specific antibiotics. This antibiotic treatment will help in fast recovery of patients with reduced duration of corticosteroid consumption of patients. 

Keywords: Asthma, Allergen, Airway hyper-responsiveness, inflammation.

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Kishori S. Tarfe and Sunita D. Deshpande. 2016. Bacterial Etiology: Significant In Allergic Respiratory Diseases.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 577-587. doi:
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