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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 197-203

A Study on Bacterial Pathogens causing Secondary Infections in Patients Suffering from Tuberculosis and their Pattern of Antibiotic Sensitivity
Amaryllis Langbang1, Nabajit Deka2*, Hafizur Rahman1 and Devjyoti Kalita3
 1Regional Drug Testing Laboratory, Guwahati, 781037, Assam, India
2Department of Microbiology, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, 781032,Assam, India+3Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, 786004,Assam, India
*Corresponding author

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease infections began increasing in 1985, partly because of the emergence of HIV. India is the highest TB burden country with World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics for 2011 giving an estimated incidence figure of 2.2 million cases of TB for India out of a global incidence of 8.0 million cases. Secondary bacterial infection is one of the most important complications in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. So it become important to study about secondary infection associated with tuberculosis. In our study we tried to isolate Bacterial pathogens causing secondary Bacterial infection in patients suffering from tuberculosis. In duration of 3 months, w.e.f February to April 2015 the total number of 50 positive sputum samples examined for secondary infection where Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen isolated which constitute around 32% while Klebsiella pneumonia constitute the least with just  $% .After isolation we have studied about drug sensitivity of these pathogens  by disc diffusion method and found all 8 isolates of Moraxella catarahallis are resistant against ciprofloxacin. 3 isolate among the 16 isolates of Staphylococcus aureusis resistant against erythromycin and oxacillin..Most of isolated gram negative bacilli was resistant against Amikacine, Ampicillin,Ciprofloxacin.All the isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was resistant against Amikacine, Ciprofloxacin.

Keywords: Antibiotics,Disc diffusion Method, Sugar Fermentation, Secondary Infection

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Amaryllis Langbang, Nabajit Deka, Hafizur Rahman and Devjyoti Kalita. 2016. A Study on Bacterial Pathogens causing Secondary Infections in Patients Suffering from Tuberculosis and their Pattern of Antibiotic SensitivityInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 197-203. doi:
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