Bacteriology of neonatal septicaemia in a rural referral hospital in South India

P. Sugandhi Rao, Meera Baliga, P. G. Shivananda

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Abstract

Out of 640 suspected cases of neonatal septicaemia studied, bacteraemia was detected in 255 (40 per cent) of tbe infants. Gram negative organisms were predominant (56 per cent) with Pseudomonas, Citrobacter, and Klebsiella as the commonest pathogens. Among the Gram positive organisms both Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis were equally prevalent. Staphylococci were mainly responsible for early onset infections, whereas Salmonella typhimurium and Pseudomonas were the main organisms in late onset infections. Group B streptococcal infection was not encountered in this part of tbe country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-233
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-1993
Externally publishedYes

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Rural Hospitals
Bacteriology
Pseudomonas
India
Sepsis
Referral and Consultation
Citrobacter
Streptococcal Infections
Klebsiella
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Salmonella typhimurium
Bacteremia
Infection
Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus aureus

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Sugandhi Rao, P. ; Baliga, Meera ; Shivananda, P. G. / Bacteriology of neonatal septicaemia in a rural referral hospital in South India. In: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 1993 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 230-233.
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In: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Vol. 39, No. 4, 01.08.1993, p. 230-233.

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