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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-79

Anaerobes in non-tuberculous empyema


Dept. of Microbiology, Medical College, Amritsar

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N Jindal
Dept. of Microbiology, Medical College, Amritsar

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ABSTRACT: Bacteriology of empyema pus was studied in 126 (84 percent) of 150 patients of radiologically confirmed cases of empyema with non-tubercular etiology. Anaerobic bacteria were recovered in 79 of 126 cases (62.7 percent) and they were the exclusive isolates in 38 (30.2 percent) cases. The predominant anaerobic bacteria isolated were, gram negative anaerobic bacilli (Bacteroides sp. 28, Fusobacterium sp. 13) followed by anaerobic cocci (40). pseudomonas aeroginosa (32), Staphylococcus aureus (24) and Klebsiella (18) were the major aerobic isolates. Clindamycin was found to be the most effective drug against anaerobes and Ciprofloxacin against aerobes in vitro susceptivity tests.






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