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Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) is an important nosocomial pathogen in hospitalised patients, particularly those with prior broad-spectrum antibacterial therapy. BCC causes infections that include bacteraemia, urinary tract infection, septic arthritis, peritonitis and respiratory tract infection. Due to high intrinsic resistance and being one of the most(More)
PURPOSE Enteric fever is endemic in India with Salmonella Typhi being the major causative agent. Antibiotic therapy constitutes the mainstay of management. The present study was undertaken to find the susceptibility profile of Salmonella enterica var Typhi (S. Typhi) blood isolates in a tertiary care hospital between January 2001 and December 2012. (More)
Treatment of infections caused by Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients poses a complex problem. Bcc is multidrug-resistant due to innate and acquired mechanisms of resistance. As CF patients receive multiple courses of antibiotics, susceptibility patterns of strains from CF patients may differ from those noted in strains from(More)
We recently read an article on carbapenem susceptibility testing errors in studies that used three automated systems, disk diffusion (DD), Etest (ET), and broth microdilution (BMD), to investigate Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex (ABC) isolates (1). The authors concluded from the study that the manual methods are more accurate than automated(More)
available method used for diagnosis of tuberculosis. Though direct smear microscopy has the advantage of being simple to perform, rapid, less cumbersome, and above all it is inexpensive it has a major disadvantage of having a discouragingly low sensitivity. Therefore, if only direct microscopic method was used for diagnosis, around 22.6% cases with lower(More)
Burkholderia cenocepacia is a clinically dominant form among the other virulent species of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). In the present study, we sequenced and analyzed the genomes of seven nosocomial Bcc isolates, five of which were isolated from the bloodstream infections and two isolates were recovered from the hospital setting during the(More)