International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

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International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A

Clinical and bacteriological profile of neonatal sepsis: A study in SKIMS hospital Srinagar
Author(s)
Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Irshad Ahmad Bhat, Roma Verma and Wajid Ali
Abstract
Background: Neonatal sepsis is one of the leading causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Despite implementing of different preventive interventions, the burden of neonatal sepsis is reporting in different areas of Srinagar. The objective of the study was undertaken to determine the pattern of bacterial isolates and Correlation of Time of onset and blood culture.Study Design: This prospective study was conducted in Neonatology unit of department of pediatrics SKIMS, Srinagar. Study was conducted on 100 patient including preterm and term both.Results: Although gold standard for diagnosing neonatal sepsis is blood culture, the yield culture positivity is low making it difficult to diagnose neonatal sepsis. In our study blood culture was positive in 27% patients. Among culture positive babies Acinetobacter was the most common organism grown in 6(22.22%). In our study Sensitivity of TLC in detecting sepsis was found to be 40.74%.Conclusion: Acinobacter was the most common organism grown, followed by E.Coli, Klebsiella, CONS and pseudomonas
Pages: 23-25 | Views: 111 | Downloads: 59
How to cite this article:
Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Irshad Ahmad Bhat, Roma Verma, Wajid Ali. Clinical and bacteriological profile of neonatal sepsis: A study in SKIMS hospital Srinagar. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2021;4(2):23-25. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2021.v4.i2a.158
International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics