Indian Journal of Microbiology Research


Incidence of extended spectrum beta lactamase producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae from faecal samples in patients and healthy subjects


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Author Details: Siddabathuni Aruna

Volume : 5

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 271

Article End Page : 274


Abstract

Faecal carrier rates of extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae were analysed in 138 inpatients, 126 outpatients and 216 healthy individuals. Overall faecal carriage of these ESBL producing organisms was found to be 24.2% (116 out of 480 samples). The frequency of carriage was higher among inpatients (42.03%) followed by outpatients (29.37%) and healthy subjects (9.72%). Among ESBL producers E.coli was the predominant isolate. The present investigation suggests circulation of ESBL producing organisms both in the hospital environment and community.

Keywords: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, faecal carriage, extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producers

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-5478.2018.0056