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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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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 832-836

Bacteriological Profile of Burn Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Pooja A. Kamaria*, Binita J. Aring and Mala Sinha
Department of Microbiology, Shri M. P. Shah Government Medical College and GGG Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
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Infection is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in burn patients. Clinical diagnosis of bacteremia and/or sepsis in burn patients is difficult for a number of reasons. It could be symptomatic and/or asymptomatic as a result of immune deficiency secondary to thermal injury. To determine the bacteriological profile from burn patients and their resistance pattern for the various antibiotics. This Retrospective study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology, Shri M. P. Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat from June 2014 to June 2015 from burns ward, Guru Govind Singh Govt. Hospital Jamnagar. A total of 471 swab samples were cultured by conventional method. Antibiotic susceptibility test of the isolates was determined by Kirby bauer disc diffusion method. 471 swab samples of 246 patients were enrolled in the study group of whom 56.69% were found bacteremic and 43.31% were found sterile. 262 isolates of 10 different bacteria were obtained from swab samples, of which Pseudomonas aeruginosa (33.08%), Klebsiella spp.(28.57%), Acinetobacter spp. (14.66%), Staphylococcus aureus (14.28%) were predominant. The present study conclude that aggressive infection control measures should be applied to limit the emergence and spread of multi drug resistant pathogens.

Keywords: Burn, Swab samples, Nosocomial infection, Antibiotic Resistance.

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Pooja A. Kamaria, Binita J. Aring and Mala Sinha. 2016. Bacteriological Profile of Burn Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 832-836. doi:
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