Neonatal sepsis: antibiotic sensitivity & resistance pattern of commonly isolated pathogens in a neonatal intensive care unit of a teritiary care hospital, South India
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Int J Pharm Bio Sci, Volume 3, Number 4, p.802–809 (2012)
Neonatal bacterial sepsis is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in neonates. Bacterial pathogens and drug resistance are different in hospitals of each
country. In this study we identified bacterial pathogens and its sensitivity and resistance pattern for various antibiotics in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Amrita
Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), kochi during September 2011 to April 2012. A total of 150 newborns admitted in the NICU with symptoms/signs of bacteremia/septicemia
or developed sepsis during their stay in NICU were included in the study. 57 (38%) out of 150 patients admitted during the study period had proven sepsis confirmed bypositive blood culture. Gram negative organisms accounted for 87.72 % of all positive cultures. Among the culture positive specimens, Klebsiella pneumoniae (45.61 %) and
Coagulase Oxidase Negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) (12.28%) were the commonly isolated gram negative and gram positive organism respectively.
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