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The susceptibility of urinary pathogens to common antibiotics was investigated and the results analysed retrospectively using the WHONET computer program. Of 1776 urine samples (44 catheterized) processed, 510 (28.7%) urinary pathogens were isolated. Of these 510 positive cultures, 455 (89.2%) were gram-negative bacilli, 45 (8.8%) Candida species and 10(More)
Metallo beta-lactamase (MBL) producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an emerging threat and a cause of concern for the physicians treating such infections. The present study was undertaken to know the resistance pattern of P. aeruginosa to beta-lactamase inhibitors and carbapenems, and to detect the presence of MBL among resistant isolates to both groups of(More)
A preliminary study was conducted to identify the carriers of beta hemolytic streptococci (BHS) among school children. BHS were identified, grouped by latex agglutination test and tested for susceptibility to penicillin, erythromycin and cefazolin from their throat swabs. Prevalence of BHS was found to be 21.6% with group G (43.2%) as the predominant group(More)
INTRODUCTION Mupirocin competitively inhibits bacterial isoleucyl transfer-RNA synthetase and inhibit bacterial protein synthesis. Widespread usage and over the counter availability of the drug has resulted in resistance among Staphylococcus species. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the overall prevalence of mupirocin resistance among(More)
Proteus mirabilis (PM) is implicated in different studies in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) because of the structural homogeneity of its haemolysin B precursor with EQRRAA sequences in DRB 1 haplotype. The aim of the study was to compare the levels of antibodies specific to PM in the sera of patients with RA and healthy controls in our(More)
Sulmonellu organisms occur worldwide and are responsible for a broad spectrum of clinical syndromes, including self-limited gastroenteritis, bacteremia and vascular infection, enteric fever, and metastatic focal infections, although infection may be asymptomatic.’ Here we report a case of subcutaneous abscess caused by multiresistant Salmonella senftenberg.(More)
BACKGROUND Phage typing had been utilised extensively to characterise methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak strains in the past. It is an invaluable tool even today to monitor emergence and dissemination of MRSA strains. AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the prevalent phage types of MRSA in south India and the association(More)
Data on antibiotic resistance pattern of gram-negative bacterial isolates of lower respiratory tract secretions of hospitalized patients were fed into WHONET computer and analyzed for the year 1999. Out of 860 samples, 269 (31.2%) were culture positive. Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) accounted for 238 (88.4%) positive samples. Non-fermenting gram-negative(More)