Study of Bacteriological and Microbial Susceptibility in Critically Ill Children of Karnataka: Retrospective study

Authors

  • T. S. Kiran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i2.19070

Keywords:

ICU, Kirby Bauer’s Disc, MRSA, ESBL, CDC, MDR.

Abstract

Background: Due to indiscriminate usage of antimicrobial agents among critically ill children is extremely
imperative to monitor the sensitivity and resistance of antimicrobial agents (AMA). If neglected May cause unsafe
treatment exacerbation of adverse drug reactions and increase the length of hospital stay.
Method: Children aged between 2 to 6year of age admitted at ICU were studied out of 92, 69(Sixty Nine)
encountered positive. Samples collected for culture and Kirby Bauers Disc diffusion technique. MRSA tested by
Oxacillin screening agar method, ESBL were tested for phenotypic confirmation test.
Results: Highest distribution were gram negative pseudomonas aeruginosa 15(21.7%) and least were 1(1.44%)
included NFGNB, Moraxella, Enterococci, Coagulase-ve Staphylococci, S. aures. The highest MDR was 6(54.5%)
Acinetobacter.
Conclusion: This pragmatic Bacteriological and microbial findings will be tools for the pediatricians to treat
critically ill patients admitted at ICU efficiently.

Author Biography

  • T. S. Kiran

    Associate Professor, Siddaganga Medical College and Research Institute, Tumakuru,
    Karnataka.

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Published

2023-03-15

How to Cite

Study of Bacteriological and Microbial Susceptibility in Critically Ill Children of Karnataka: Retrospective study. (2023). Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 14(2), 75-79. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i2.19070