Dr. Anubha, Dr. Ranjeet Kumar, Dr. R. N. Sharma


Blood stream infections (BSIs) are among the most common
healthcare associated infections. They are a major cause of significant
morbidity and mortality worldwide including India. Increasing
resistance shown by the bacterial isolates to the available antibiotics
and emergence of multi-drug resistant strains has compounded the
problem. Blood culture remains the only definitive diagnostic
modality. However delay in reporting positive cultures is a major
concern to start the therapy. Regular survey of BSIs with regards to the
commonly isolated pathogens and their antibiotic profile would thus
help the clinicians to choose a proper empirical antibiotic until the
culture reports become available.


Blood stream infections, Antibiotic resistance pattern, ESBL.

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