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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-50

Anaerobic Bacteraemias



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Of the 282 patients of bacteraemia and septicaemia studies, 42(14.9%) yielded positive blood cultures for anaerobes; 30(10.63%) in pure form and 12(4.3%) in combination with aerobes. Amongst the anaerobic isolates, Bacteroids 58.49% (B. fragilis 52.83%; Bacteroides species 5.6%) were predominant followed by Peptostreptococci 37.73% and Clostridium perfringens, 3.77% B.fragilis were found to be more common in septicaemias associated with intr-abdominal wall wound (63.63%), burns (50%) and septic abortion/puerpearal sepsis (42.85%). Of aerobes, Escherichia coli 29.7% and pseudomonas aeruginosa 24.3% were predominant. Metronidazole was the most effective drug with 100% sensitivity to Bacteroides and Clostridia and 85% to peptostreptococci. While Bacteroides and Clostridia showed minimum inhibitory concentration of 0.62-5 μg/ml to metroniadzole, it was 1.25 to 8 μg/ml to peptostreptococci.






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