PROFILE AND ANTIBIOGRAM PATTERN IN BLOOD STREAM INFECTION AMONG PAEDIATRICS AGE GROUP
Neelofar Malik, *Sudhir Singh, Umar Farooq and Anshuman Shrivastava
Introduction: Blood stream infection are one of the general cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Blood is usually sterile, but bacteria take place ephemerally in the blood stream after enthusiastic chewing or dental surgery or instrumentation of the genitourinary tract or bowel. The occurrence of blood stream infection either society acquired or hospital acquired has dramatically increased. Aim: To classify the micro-organisms causing blood stream infection in paediatric age group. Material and Method: During a one year period, 500 samples were occupied from bacteraemia suspected patients. Blood culture was done by using BacT/Alert 3D system. Further identification of organism was done by different biochemical test. Antimicrobial sensitivity pattern was determined by Kirby Bauer Disc diffusion method according to CLSI guidelines. Result: A total of 500 suspected blood sample were cultured by BacT/Alert 3d automated system. Out of 500 sample 200(40%) sample were found positive and 300(60%) sample found negative. Conclusion: The present study provides information about pathogens responsible for blood stream infection along with their sensitivity towards commonly used antimicrobial drug. Antibiotic sensitivity pattern of isolates provides useful guidelines to clinicians in initiating empiric therapy and help in management of blood stream infections.
Keywords: Blood stream infection, Blood culture, Antibiotic sensitivity pattern.
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