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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-99

Bacteraemia Due To Non-Fermenting Gram Negative Bacilli In Immunocompromised Patients

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P Sugandhi Rao

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A total of 206 (66.88%) strains of non-fermenters were isolated from 308 blood cultures of hospitalized immunocompromised patients. Commonest non-fermenting bacteria isolated was Pseudomonas aeruginosa (93), followed by Acinetobacter calcoaceticus (62) and Alkaligenes faecalis (15) in decreasing order. Ps.aeruginosa was the common cause of bacteraemia in patients with burns whereas A. calcoaceticus was equally prevalent in patients with burns and terminal cancers. Antibiotic sensitivity pattern showed that most of the isolates were resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Sensitivity to newer antibiotics like ciprofloxacinand netilmicin ranged from 93-100% in different strains. Nonfermenters have important strains. Nonfermenters have an important etiological role to play in infection of hospitalized patients.


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