Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology Home 

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

Eight year bacteriological study of gas gangrene in Pondicherry

RS Rao, MK Natarjan, I Ramesh 
 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

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.

How to cite this article:
Rao R, Natarjan M, Ramesh I. Eight year bacteriological study of gas gangrene in Pondicherry.Indian J Med Microbiol 1995;13:151-154

How to cite this URL:
Rao R, Natarjan M, Ramesh I. Eight year bacteriological study of gas gangrene in Pondicherry. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1995 [cited 2020 Jul 5 ];13:151-154
Available from: http://www.ijmm.org/article.asp?issn=0255-0857;year=1995;volume=13;issue=3;spage=151;epage=154;aulast=Rao;type=0