Acta Scientific Microbiology (ASMI) (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 6

Blood Stream Infections in Intensive Care Units and its Antibiogram

Mariyah Yousuf1*, Tarana Sarwat2, Sneha K Mohan2, Nikita Birhma1 and Dalip K Kakru3*

1Msc Medical Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP, India
3Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP, India

*Corresponding Author: Mariyah Yousuf, Msc Medical Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP, India.

Received: May 01, 2020; Published: May 28, 2020



Introduction: Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of blood stream infections can make the difference between life and death. It would reduce mortality from septicaemia, reduce turn around time and improve patient management. This study aims at the microbiological characteristics and antibiotic susceptibility of BSI in intensive care units.

Materials and Methods: A total of 670 blood samples received in the bacteriology laboratory 112 samples showed culture positivity.

Results: Coagulase negative Staphylococcus, represent the most commonly isolated organisms. Among the gram negative organisms Pseudomonas species, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Enterococcus species were commonly isolated.

Conclusion: Bacteriological etiology of sepsis along with the antibiogram of septicemic isolates provide necessary information for the formulation of antibiotic policy in effective management of such cases in intensive care units.

Keywords: BSI; Antimicrobial Susceptibility; Bacteremia; ICU



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Citation: Mariyah Yousuf., et al. “Blood Stream Infections in Intensive Care Units and its Antibiogram". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.6 (2020): 158-163.


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