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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 1827-1834
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.215


A Study on Bacteriological Profile of Skin Infections and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Causative Organisms among Children in a Tertiary Care Hospital
J. Pandian* and R. Vikram Balaji
Government Thiruvannamalai Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pyoderma is the commonest skin infection in children. The awareness about regional pattern of isolates, their antibiotic sensitivity and resistance pattern is of utmost importance in treating them. Aims of the study are 1) To study the bacteriological profile of pyoderma in children 2) To assess the antibiotic sensitivity pattern. 3) To determine the resistance pattern. Cases of primary and secondary pyoderma in paediatric age group attending Dermatology outpatient department in a tertiary care teaching hospital over a period of one year were enrolled in this study. Swabs were taken, identification test, antimicrobial sensitivity tests to rule out resistant strains were done. Primary pyoderma 72.5% was the noted, Staphylococcus aureus was the commonest isolate 76% followed by Streptococcus pyogenes 7%, both MSSA and MRSA were 100% sensitive to Vancomycin, Linezolid and Mupirocin, Streptococcus were 100% sensitive to Penicillin. This study shows the present trend of the isolates among pyoderma in paediatric age group, the antimicrobial susceptibility and resistant pattern of the isolates. So that a correct antibiotic policy could be formulated by making culture and sensitivity mandatory for all pyodermal lesions.


Keywords: Pyoderma, Antimicrobial resistance, Children
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Pandian, J. and Vikram Balaji, R. 2018. A Study on Bacteriological Profile of Skin Infections and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Causative Organisms among Children in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 1827-1834. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.215