Incidence of post operative wound infection and their antibiogram in a teaching and referral hospital.

R. Murthy, S. Sengupta, N. Maya, P. G. Shivananda

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A total of 406 post-operative clean wounds were studied for the presence of sepsis and antibiogram of organisms were established. The over all post-operative sepsis rate was 13% (clinical) and 12% (bacteriological). Staphylococcus aureus (32%) and Pseudomonas species (21%) were the commonest organisms recovered and Netilmycin, Cephaloridine and Norfloxacin were the most effective antibiotics against both Gram positive and negative infections. This study reflects the change in pattern of infecting bacterial flora in case of post operative wound infections and its antibiogram.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-1998
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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