A Prospective Study on Incidence of Septicaemia in patients in IPD of Medicine Department

  • K Sravan Reddy Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Natekal, Mangaluru.
Keywords: Septicaemia, Infection, Emergency coli.


Background: Bloodstream infections are important causes of mortality and morbidity. Rapid empiric antibiotic therapy is often needed. Knowledge of epidemiological data of common pathogens and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern is needed for rapid therapy.
Methods: This study was done to analyze the common causes of septicaemia and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern from the Department of General Medicine, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Natekal, Mangaluru. Isolates were identified using bacteriological and biochemical methods and antibiotic sensitivity was done using the Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method.

Results: This study showed that of the 75 patients examined 22 had septicaemia. 31-45 years age group patients constituted the greatest percentage of infected subjects (n=28) followed by patients aged between 46-60 years (n=17). Gram-positive bacteria were encountered more often than gram negative bacteria. Among the gram-positive bacteria, majority isolated were S. epidermiidis; followed by S. aureus.

Conclusion: Majority of the organism isolated were from Gram positive category, in which S. epidermiidis was the most isolated.


Download data is not yet available.


1. Atul G., Anupuba S., Taya G., Goyal R.K. and Sen M.R. (2007). Bacteriological Profile and Antimicrobial Resistance of Blood Culture Isolate from a University Hospital. J, Indian Acad of Clin Med; 8(2)139- 43.
2. Young L.S.(1995) in Mandell G. L Benett J.E Dolin R. Principle and Practice of Infectious diseases. Churchill Livingstone.46:690-705.
3. Fuselier P.A., Garcia L. S. and Procop. G.W (2002). Bloodstream infections. In Betty A.F., Daniel F.S., Alice S.W. eds. Baily and Scott’s Diagnostic microbiology. Mosby 865-83.
4. Gangoue P.J., Sinata K.S., Ngassam P., Adiago D., and Ndumbe P. (2006). Antimicrobial Activity Against Gram-Negative Bacilli from Yaounde Central Hospital, Cameroon. Afr Health Sci 6(4) 232-235.
5. Collignon P.J.(2002). Antibiotic Resistance. Med J Aust 177(6):325-9.
6. Kholy A., Baseem H., Hall G.S.., Procop G.W. and Longworth D.L.(2003). Antimicrobial Resistance in Cairo, Egypt 1999-2000: a
survey of five hospitals. J Antimicrob Chemother 51(3):625-30.
7. Hill P.C., Onyeama C.O., Ousman S., Amegau S., Naomi S. and Dokor S. (2007). Bacteraemia in Patients Admitted to an Urban Hospital in
West Africa. BMC Infect Dis 7:1471-2334.
8. Adejuyigbe E.A., Adeodu O.O, Ako N.K., Taiwo O and Owa J.A (2001).
Septicaemia in High Risk Neonates at a Teaching Hospital in Ile Ife.
East. Afr Med J. 789:590-3.
9. Meremikwu M. M., Nwachukwu C.E., Asuquo A.E., Okebe J.U. and
Utsalo S.J.(2005). Bacterial isolates from blood cultures of children with suspected septicaemia in Calabar, Nigeria (2005) BMC Infect Dis. 5: 110.
10. Konemann, W.E., Allen, S. D., Dowell, V. R., Janda, W. M.,Sommers, H. M. Winn, Jr.W. C. (1988). Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (3rd edn) J.P. Lippincott Co. Philadelphia. Pp 89-156
11. Tenover , F.C. Implementation of NCCLS Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Standard.http://wwwn.cdc.gov/cliac/pdf/Add enda/cliac0904/Addendum_W.pdf Accessed on the 15-09-2010
12. Rattanaphone P., Simaly P D., Soukaloun B.R and Vimone S.(2006). Causes of Community-Acquired Bacteraemia and Patternns of Antimicrobial Resistance in Vienttiane, Laos. J Trop Med 234:789-92.
How to Cite
Reddy KS. A Prospective Study on Incidence of Septicaemia in patients in IPD of Medicine Department. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2018Jun.29 [cited 2021Nov.27];4(2):190-2. Available from: https://www.iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/391