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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 2130-2139

Bacteriological Profile (Aerobic) of Burn Wound Infection with Its Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing in Silchar Medical College and Hospital
Manashi Bora1 and Debadatta Dhar (Chanda)2
Department of Microbiology, Jorhat Medical College & Hospital, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Silchar Medical College & Hospital, India
*Corresponding author

Burn wounds are highly susceptible to colonization and infection which creates obstacle in proper management of burn victims. Since burn wound infection shows changing trends in pathogenicity of microorganisms as well as their antibiotic sensitivity, hence, it is crucial to perform frequent evaluation of the burn wound to ensure early and appropriate therapy in burn patients. The study was conducted to find out the common organisms in infected burn wound samples and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern. The study was conducted in department of Microbiology and Surgery of Silchar Medical College and Hospital between July, 2015 and June, 2016. Pus samples and wound swabs collected from the hospitalized burn patients were processed according to standard microbiological techniques and Antibiotic sensitivity testing was done using Kirby Bauer’s Disc diffusion technique according to C.L.S.I guideline. Out of 100 pus samples collected from patients admitted in burn unit, 79(79%) cases were culture positive, while 21(21%) were sterile. Out of 79 organisms isolated, 31 (39.24%) were Pseudomonas aeruginosa, 21 (26.58%) were Staphylococcus aureus, 14 (17.72%) were Klebsiella pneumoniae, 8 (10.13%) were Klebsiella oxytoca and 5(6.33%) were Proteus mirabilis. The Gram positive organism showed maximum sensitivity towards Vancomycin and Linezolid (100%) and minimum towards Ampicillin (28.57%) while gram negative isolates showed maximum sensitivity to Imipenem (100%) and minimum towards Ampicillin(17.24%). The high prevalence of antimicrobial resistance emphasizes the need to strengthen the infection control practices along with regular and periodical monitoring and surveillance activities to restrict emerging trend of antimicrobial resistance.

Keywords: Burn wound infection, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Antibiotic sensitivity testing, Infection control practices.

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Manashi Bora and Debadatta Dhar (Chanda). 2018. Bacteriological Profile (Aerobic) of Burn Wound Infection with Its Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing in Silchar Medical College and Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 2130-2139. doi:
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