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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:2, February, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 78-85

Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Aerobic Bacterial Isolates from Pyogenic Wound Infections at a Tertiary Care Institute in Haryana, India
Jyoti Sangwan1*, Pooja Singla1, Pratibha Mane1, Sumit Lathwal2 and A. K. Malik1
1Department of Microbiology, SHKM, GMC, Nalhar, Mewat, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

Wound infection is one of the health problems that is caused and aggravated by the invasion of pathogenic organisms. Information on local pathogens and sensitivity to antimicrobial agent is crucial for successful treatment of wounds. So the present study was conducted to determine antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of bacterial isolates from wound infection and their sensitivity to antimicrobial agents. The study was carried out from Jan 2015 to July 2015 in a tertiary care centre located in remote settings of Mewat. Wound swabs and pus samples were processed in the diagnostic microbiology laboratory immediately on reception following standard guidelines. The antibiotic sensitivity testing of all isolates was performed by Kirby Bauer’s disc diffusion method and interpreted as per CLSI guidelines. Analysis of 438 pus samples showed 72.6% culture positivity with Surgical wards (39.7%) being the major contributor. Out of positive samples 82.3% were mono microbial and 17.7% poly microbial. Staphylococcus aureus (24.2%) was the most common organisms followed by, Pseudomonas (21.4%), E coli (14.8%), Proteus spp (8.8%), Citrobacter spp (8.2%), Enterococcus (6.6%), Klebsiella spp (6.1%) and Streptococcus (2.2%). Incidence of MRSA was 48.9% and 42.8% respectively. ESBL among Enterobactericeae were noted. Percentage resistance of isolates to individual antibiotic was also noted. The changing trends of antimicrobial susceptibility in bacterial isolates from pus can serve as a useful tool for physicians to start empirical treatment of patients at the earliest according to the geographical areas and emerging multi-resistant bacteria.

Keywords: Wound Infection, Inflammation, Antimicrobial resistance, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas, Culture and Sensitivity

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Jyoti Sangwan, Pooja Singla, Pratibha Mane, Sumit Lathwal and A. K. Malik. 2016. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Aerobic Bacterial Isolates from Pyogenic Wound Infections at a Tertiary Care Institute in Haryana, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 78-85. doi:
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