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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research


Prevalence and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from respiratory samples, pus samples and body fluids in a tertiary care hospital, Kashmir


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Author Details : Sumaira Qayoom, Afreen Rashid, Amrish Kohli*, Talat Masoodi, Muzafar Amin

Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 345-349


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Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa has established itself as an important pathogen because of its ability to survive
the hostile environments and causing life threatening infections. This gram negative bacillus has acquired
resistance to different classes of antimicrobials thereby increasing the morbidity and mortality. In the
present study we aim to analyze the rate of isolation of this opportunistic pathogen from various body
fluids as well as respiratory and pus samples and the antimicrobial resistance profile of all these isolates.
Standard microbiological techniques were used for its isolation, culture and identification followed by the
antimicrobial sensitivity testing using disk diffusion method. Of the 3530 samples received over a two year
period, the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was detected in 71 samples (9.16%). A higher resistance
was observed for ceftriaxone, ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin but a considerable number of isolates were
sensitive to carbapenems. Most of the isolates were sensitive to polymyxin B.

Keywords: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Multidrug resistant (MDR), Extensively drug resistant (XDR), Outpatient department (OPD), Inpatient department (IPD).

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmr.2019.073

How to cite : Qayoom S, Rashid A, Kohli A, Masoodi T, Amin M, Prevalence and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from respiratory samples, pus samples and body fluids in a tertiary care hospital, Kashmir. Indian J Microbiol Res 2019;6(4):345-349

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