Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. 2

Incidence of Different Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Hospitalized Septic Patients from Bhubaneswar

Bibhuti Bhusan Pal*, Anima Mohanty, Hemant Kumar Khuntia, Surya Kanta Samal, Rudra Prasad Jena and Santanu Kumar Kar

Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar - 751023, India.

Received on 12 August 2013 and accepted on 24 October 2013



The incidence of different bacterial pathogens and their antibiogram profile isolated from septic patients from Bhubaneswar was studied from March 2009 to October 2009. Out of 155 patients 92.26% were culture positive for different bacterial pathogens. Bacteriological analysis of the culture positive cases revealed 27.27% were Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes-8.39%, other Staphylococcus species-8.39%, Pneumococcal species-3.5%, E.coli-11.9%, Klebsiella species -9.8%, Pseudomonas species -4.9%, Serratia species-2.8%, Proteus species-0.7% and gram positive rods-7.7%. Staphylococcus, Klebsiella and Pseudomonas were resistant to most of the antibiotics. Bacteriological analysis with septic patients is highly essential for the treatment and management of these patients in this area. This type of study should be continued in other parts of Odisha including more number of patients.

Keywords : Sepsis, Bacterial pathogens, Antibiotic sensitivity.