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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18--21

Prevalence of bacteroides fragilis group in human infections

VK Beena, GR Kumari, PG Shivananda 
 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mumbai

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VK Beena
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mumbai

ABSTRACT: Bacteroides fragilis group is the most frequently encountered anaerobic bacteria in human infections. In the present study a total of 1643 specimens yielded 347 strains of B. fragilis group (21.12 percent). Out of 800 anaerobic bacteria isolated in the study, majority were the members of B.fragilis group (347/800 i.e., 43.38 percent). B.fragilis group constituted a significant percentage of anaerobic isolates from cases of diabetic foot ulcer (41.3 percent), various suppurative lesions (35.59 percent), brain abscess (28.33 percent), pulmonary infection (28.24 percent), CSOM (24.17 percent), and chronic bacterial prostatitis (18.07 percent). The identification of B.fragilis group was based on morphology, biochemical and antibiotic sensitivity patterns. Among the species of B.fragilis group, B.fragilis was isolated in 50.79 percent of cases, followed by B. thetaiotamicron 19.02 percent.

How to cite this article:
Beena V, Kumari G, Shivananda P. Prevalence of bacteroides fragilis group in human infections.Indian J Med Microbiol 1995;13:18-21

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Beena V, Kumari G, Shivananda P. Prevalence of bacteroides fragilis group in human infections. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1995 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];13:18-21
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