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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 212--214

Bacteriological spectrum of cholecystitis and its antibiogram

M Ballal, KN Jyothi, B Antony, C Arun, T Prabhu, PG Shivananda 
 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 119, Karnataka, India

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P G Shivananda
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 119, Karnataka
India

Bile Cultures for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria were carried out on 125 samples from patients with chronic cholecystitis with cholelithiasis. Cultures grew 71(56.8%) aerobes and 17(13.6%) anaerobic microorganisms. Polymicrobial infection was seen in 7(16.2%) cases. E. coli (45.07%) and Klebsiella (25.35%) were predominant among the aerobes and Bacteroides fragilis (58.82%) was predominant among the anaerobes. Highest incidence of the disease was observed in the fourth decade of life and females predominated in this study.

How to cite this article:
Ballal M, Jyothi K N, Antony B, Arun C, Prabhu T, Shivananda P G. Bacteriological spectrum of cholecystitis and its antibiogram.Indian J Med Microbiol 2001;19:212-214

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Ballal M, Jyothi K N, Antony B, Arun C, Prabhu T, Shivananda P G. Bacteriological spectrum of cholecystitis and its antibiogram. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 Jul 16 ];19:212-214
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