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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:10, October, 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(10): 424-431

Characteristics of Blood Stream Isolates in Urosepsis from a Tertiary Care Hospital
Martha Rinnah Bijou, K. Sandhya Bhat* and Reba Kanungo
Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, India
*Corresponding author

Urosepsis refers to clinically evident severe infection of the urinary tract along with features of bacteremia. Urosepsis in adults comprises approximately 25% of all sepsis cases with high mortality rate of 25- 60%. This study was conducted to determine the bacteriological profile and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of the organisms associated with urosepsis. A descriptive study was carried out after obtaining approval from Institute Ethics Committee. Demographic details, duration of hospital stay, underlying risk factors, bacteriological profile and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of the isolates, were recorded from 52 patients confirmed to have urosepsis. Statistical analysis was done by using IBM SPSS software. Overall incidence of urosepsis was 3.8% in patients admitted to the hospital during the study period. Type 2 diabetes mellitus was the major risk factor (71%), with underlying renal condition/s. Escherichia coli was the predominant isolate (75%). Organisms showed highest resistant against ampicillin (95.3%); least resistance was observed for imipenem (2.2%). This study highlighted the bacterial profile with their susceptibility pattern, thus paving a way for formulating antibiotic policy for empiric treatment of urosepsis. Documentation of associated risk factors would help in taking preventive measures to decrease morbidity and mortality.

Keywords: Blood stream infection, Urosepsis, Risk factors, Escherichia coli, Antibiogram.

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Martha Rinnah Bijou, K. Sandhya Bhat and Reba Kanungo. 2016. Characteristics of Blood Stream Isolates in Urosepsis from a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(10): 424-431. doi:
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