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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES AmpC beta-lactamases confer resistance to a wide variety of beta-lactam drugs except for cefepime, cefpirome and carbapenems. They are known to be responsible for nosocomial outbreaks, therapeutic failures and multidrug resistance. Although reported with increasing frequency the true rate of occurrence of these beta-lactamases in(More)
PURPOSE The present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in school going children of different age groups and sex and to isolate the organisms responsible for asymptomatic bacteriuria and to know their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern. METHODS A total of 1817 school children were screened by collecting(More)
A study was conducted to examine the prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the strains of bacteria isolated from patients with suspected urinary tract infection. A total of 348 bacterial isolates were grown from semi quantitative urine culture and were of significant bacteriuria. The antibiotic susceptibility testing was performed on Muller-Hinton agar by(More)
Background: Catalase-positive Aerobic Gram-positive non spore forming bacilli, morphologically resembling Corynebacterium diphthriae, commonly called “diphtheroids” or “coryneform” bacteria are placed under order Actinomycetales. Species of Cornybacterium other than diphtheriae were usually either considered as commensals or saprophytes that are present in(More)
PURPOSE The in vitro activity of norfloxacin was determined to maximize the correlation between susceptibility testing of the drug and the results of clinical therapy of urinary tract infection in diabetics. This study was carried out to observe the effect of changing concentration of norfloxacin on the growth of uropathogens under diabetic conditions. (More)
Leprosy is a chronic infection of skin and nerves caused by Mycobacterium leprae which, although rarely fatal, can lead to disability. The human being is the only known reservoir for this organism. A very high load of M. leprae is seen in leropmatous cases, with the two portals of entry being skin and the upper respiratory tract. A total of 260 samples from(More)