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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2746-2750
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.318


Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Nosocomial Infection: Burden in Surgical Site of Tertiary Care Unit
Manoj Solanki, Krunal D. Mehta* and Mala Sinha
Department of Microbiology, Shri M. P. Shah Govt. Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cause of nosocomial infections. It has natural resistance as well as acquired multidrug resistance to various antibiotics leading to increased morbidity and mortality which lead to problematic condition. The main aim is to study the resistance pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from surgical site. Retrospective study was conducted in Department of Microbiology, M.P. Shah Govt. Medical College, Jamnagar, from January-2017 to October-2017. A total of 170 isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from indoor patients from surgical department who were having surgical wound infections, were included in the study. They were identified by routine standards and operative procedures, antimicrobial susceptibility testing was done using Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method, and the results were interpreted according to the CLSI guidelines. Resistance pattern were Ceftazidime (69.4%), Aztreonam (60%), Gentamicin (55.9%), Levofloxacin (49.4%), Piperacillin-Tazobactum (17.64%), Imipenam (8.82%) of the isolates. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important cause of nosocomial wound infections. A regular screening of surgical site can help to combat the emergence of MDR strains of P. aeruginosa and reducing the spread of drug resistance in pathogen.


Keywords: Surgical site infection, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Antibiotyping, Resistance, Jamnagar
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Manoj Solanki, Krunal D. Mehta and Mala Sinha. 2018. Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Nosocomial Infection: Burden in Surgical Site of Tertiary Care Unit.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2746-2750. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.318