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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-75

Bacteraemia in hospitalised Children : a one year prospective study

1 Department of Microbiology Pediatrics, L.T.M Medical College, Sion, Bombay 400 022

Correspondence Address:
A, Sarsawathi De
Department of Microbiology Pediatrics, L.T.M Medical College, Sion, Bombay 400 022

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ABSTRACT: A study of blood cultures from 2638 children admitted in Sion Hospital, Bombay during one year showed 495 (18.8 percent) to be positive for bacterial growth. Incidence of bacteraemia in hospitalised children was 188 per 1000 admissions and nosocomial infection comprised 47 per 1000 admission. Overall mortality rate was 30.5 percent. Gram negative isolates comprised 85.2 percent, commonest being Klebsiella, followed by Enterobacter, Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas. Of the 14.8 percent Gram positive isolates, Staphylococcus was commonest. The isolates were resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Maximum sensitivity was seen with amoxyclav (72.9percent) and netilmycin (72.0percent). The commonest underlying disorder was amoxyclav (72.9 percent) and netilmycin (72.0 percent). The commonest underlying disorder was pneumonia, followed by acute gastroenteritis, acute lymphatic leukaemia and meningitis.

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