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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151-154

Eight year bacteriological study of gas gangrene in Pondicherry


Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry

Correspondence Address:
RS Rao
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry

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ABSTRACT: A total of 169 cases of gas gangrene were studied to identify the aetiological agents. Both aerobic and anaerobic organisms were isolated with a mean bacterial load of 4.05. clostridial group were isolated in 71 followed by anaerobic cocci in 71 and Bacteroides species in 54 cases. Clostridium perfringens was the most common isolated (30 cases). C.tetani was isolated in 18 cases. Aerobes like members of Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Beta-haemolytic Streptococci and Aeromonas species were isolated in 189,19,18 and 21 cases respectively. Since polymicrobial flora is commonly isolated in these cases it becomes imperative to know the aetiological agents to institute specific therapy to reduce the morbidity and mortality.






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