Blood Stream Infections and Its Antimicrobial Sensitivity in Tertiary Care Hospital, India

The goal of this study was to describe the aerobic bacteriological profile and its antibiotic sensitivity pattern in blood culture specimens from a tertiary care setting in order to help clinicians start empiric antibiotic therapy and create antibiotic strategy. The isolation of a bacterium from a patient’s blood is useful for three reasons: first, it indicates the need for antibacterial therapy immediately, second, it identifies the species of bacterial agent against which therapy should be directed, and third, it provides a culture for in vitro antibiotic susceptibility testing. From July 2015 to March 2016, the research was conducted in the Department of Microbiology at People’s Medical College and Research Centre in Bhopal. The study comprised a total of 647 blood samples taken from clinical instances of bacteremia between July and December 2015. 106 (16.38 percent) of the 647 blood culture samples were positive. 47 (44.34 percent) of the 106 positive cultures were gram-positive, whereas 59 (55.66 percent) were gram-negative. Bloodstream infection is a difficult problem that can sometimes be fatal; consequently, one of the most important functions of a diagnostic microbiology laboratory is the rapid detection, identification, and antibiotic susceptibility testing of blood-borne pathogens.

Author(S) Details

Mamta Sarwariya
Chirayu Medical College & Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Kalpana Sadawarte
Peoples Medical College & Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Atul R. Rukadikar
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Tukaram Prabhu
Peoples Medical College & Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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