Bacteriological study of bronchoalveolar lavage in immunocompromised hosts

G. R. Kumari, P. V P Rau, V. K. Beena, R. Ramani, P. G. Shivananda

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Abstract

Sixty bronchoalveolar lavage samples collected from lung cancer patients attending the Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases Unit of the Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal; were cultured for both the aerobic and anaerobic organisms. Fifty-nine samples yielded bacteria in pure culture. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (34.8%) was the commonest aerobe, Peptostreptococcus was the commonest anaerobe (45.2%) isolated. Bacteroides fragilis was isolated in (23.8%) of cases. Gentamycin was found to be effective against aerobes, Metronidazole and Rifampicin against anaerobes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-414
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 24-11-1994
Externally publishedYes

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Peptostreptococcus
Bacteroides fragilis
Metronidazole
Immunocompromised Host
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Rifampin
Gentamicins
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Lung Neoplasms
Thorax
Bacteria

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Kumari, G. R., Rau, P. V. P., Beena, V. K., Ramani, R., & Shivananda, P. G. (1994). Bacteriological study of bronchoalveolar lavage in immunocompromised hosts. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, 37(4), 409-414.
Kumari, G. R. ; Rau, P. V P ; Beena, V. K. ; Ramani, R. ; Shivananda, P. G. / Bacteriological study of bronchoalveolar lavage in immunocompromised hosts. In: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. 1994 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 409-414.
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