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Prevalence of Pseudomonas sp. and their antibiotic sensitivity profile in burn patients

Volume No : (2015) Volume: 03 Issue : 17 Year : 2015 Page No: 659-663

Authors : Ravichandran B, Thyagarajan Ravinder, Radhika Katragadda, K. V. Leela

Abstract :

Burns are one of the most severe wounds that damage extensively the first line of defense of the body, the skin, making them easily prone to infections, thus requiring a higher level of containment to prevent infection. Thus, this is a routine to keep abreast of the microbial profile of burn wounds in patients; hence in the present study the prevalence of the most commonly identified and suspected Pseudomonas sp. were identified using Gram-stain, motility, culture characteristics and biochemical reactions; they were screened for susceptibility to antibiotics using Kirby-Bauer Method. Pseudomonas sp. was found only next to Klebsiella sp. with a prevalence percentage of 29 %. All the isolated strains of Pseudomonas sp. are sensitive to colisitin.

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