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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 181-186

Prevalence Of Totally Resistant Bacteria In A Tertiary Care Hospital

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D. V. S Sarma

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A total of 33,440 specimens for cultures were received from 74,481 inpatients admitted into various units of this Institute from 1987 - 1991. From these specimens a total of 10,194 strains of the different species of bacterial were isolated. Using a computerized programme, data was generated with respect to the prevalence of total resistant strains. It could be seen that there was a fall in the incidence of total resistant strains during the year 1989 which later increased and reached to its original peak as it was found in 1987. There was no significant difference in the rate of isolation of resistant strains with respect to nature of the specimen. majority of the resistant strains could be seen with pseudomonas aeruginosa (14.7%) and Acenitobacter (13.6%) followed by other species. Most of the resistant strains were recovered from the cultures of the patients in post operative wards, intensive care units and in paying rooms indicating that these areas from the potential source of dissemination of infection. The reason for the prevalence of totally resistant bacteria and their significance is discussed. Only 200 strains were showing in vitro sensitivity for the combination of antibiotics that are empirically used in general practice.


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