International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2019)
Prevalent pathogens and their behaviour in blood stream infections in a tertiary care hospital
Dr. Anuradha Shulania, Dr. Stuti Kansra and Dr. Nandini Duggal
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) can range from in apparent bacteremia until fulminant septic shock with high mortality. The present study was undertaken to analyze the various prevalent pathogens causing BSIs and study their behavior in a tertiary care hospital. A total of 8091 blood specimens from clinically suspected cases were studied for 6 months from January 2018 to June 2018. Blood specimens were incubated in BacT/ALERT® 3D system. The positive blood isolates were identified and their antimicrobial resistance patterns were checked using modified Kirby-Bauer method. Out of 8091, 1445(17.8%) yielded growth of significant microorganisms. Among them Gram positive bacteria were 540 (37.3%). Gram negative bacilli were 899 (62.2%). Among the gram positive bacteria maximum resistance was seen with Erythromycin, ciprofloxacin and cotrimoxazole. Most of gram negative bacilli were multidrug resistant. Monitoring of data regarding the prevalence of microorganisms and its resistance patterns would help in formulating policies for empirical antimicrobial therapy.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anuradha Shulania, Dr. Stuti Kansra and Dr. Nandini Duggal. Prevalent pathogens and their behaviour in blood stream infections in a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(1): 16-19.