Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) are enzymes produced by gram negative organisms. The current study was performed to study the prevalence of ESBL amonst neonatal infections. All neonates with suspected sepsis were enrolled in the study over a period of one year and the ESBL producing organisms were isolated from different clinical samples along with their antibiotic sensitivity testing. The prevalence was found to be 5.3%. It is necessary to know the prevalence in all hospitals as it will guide the formulation of antibiotic policy for high risk units.
ESBL, Neonatal Infections
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