International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part M (2016)
Neonatal septicemia caused by Burkholderia cepacia in a tertiary care hospital in north India
Nosocomial infections due to non fermentative Gram negative bacilli is on rise. This study was conducted to delineate the microbiological parameters and compile the clinic-demographic data of ten neonates suffering from blood culture proven Burkholderia
Material and Methods: In this retrospective analytical study, ten neonates admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital with blood culture proven Burkholderia sepsis were included. Relevant microbiological, clinical and demographic data was collected and analysed. Further, samples were collected from the environment to trace the source of this pathogen.
Results: All neonates were inborn and were admitted within 24 hours of birth. Respiratory distress was most common presenting symptom. There was no association with operative mode of delivery. Progressive leucopenia and thrombocytopenia was the most consistent feature. Two neonates had to be intubated and mechanically ventilated. Average hospital stay was increased and more so in preterm neonates.
Conclusion: Proper and timely identification of Non Fermentative Gram Negative Bacilli (NFGNB) other than Pseudomonas can help confine morbidity due to such infections. High degree of suspicion helps in early recognition. Efficient housekeeping is necessary to prevent nosocomial infections due to these pathogens.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rubina Kochar, Dr. Rekha Bachhiwal, Dr. Rajni Sharma, Dr. Aruna Vyas, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Maheshwari. Neonatal septicemia caused by Burkholderia cepacia in a tertiary care hospital in north India. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):833-836.