Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology IAMM  | About us |  Subscription |  e-Alerts  | Feedback |  Login   
  Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 Home | Ahead of Print | Current Issue | Archives | Search | Instructions  
Users Online: 707 Official Publication of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists 
 ~   Next article
 ~   Previous article
 ~   Table of Contents

 ~   Similar in PUBMED
 ~  Search Pubmed for
 ~  Search in Google Scholar for
 ~Related articles
 ~   Citation Manager
 ~   Access Statistics
 ~   Reader Comments
 ~   Email Alert *
 ~   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1597    
    Printed72    
    Emailed5    
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 

 
Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-40

Rapid diagnosis of neonatal bacteraemia


Department of Microbiology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, A.P

Correspondence Address:
M Parikh
Department of Microbiology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, A.P

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

ABSTRACT: Clinically suspected 254 cases of bacteraemia in neonates admitted to Neonatology unit of Niloufer hospital, Hyderabad. were evaluated by blood culture and rapid diagnostic tests viz., total neutrophil count, immature to total neutrophil (I:T) ration, C-reactive protein assay (CRP), nitroblue tetrazolium test (NBT) and acridine orange stained buffy coat smear (AOS) using fluorescent microscope. Blood culture was positive in 119 (47 percent) of cases. Escherichia coli was the commonest organism isolated in 49 (41.2 percent). The rapid diagnostic tests were evaluated in blood culture positive and blood culture negative cases. it was found that CRP had the highest sensitivity; AOS had the highest specificity and the highest positive predictive accuracy. The sensitivity. specificity and positive predictive accuracy of combination of three tests namely (CRP, NBT and AOS) were better compared to the results of each test.






[PDF Not available]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow

Online since April 2001, new site since 1st August '04