18. CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY PATTERN OF BURNS WOUND INFECTIONS IN PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS

Waheed Akhtar, Tariq Waheed, Mohammad Imran, Inayat Ur Rehman, Zia Ur Rehman

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar - Pakistan

Abstract

Objectives: To determine culture and sensitivity pattern of burns wound infections in paediatric patients.
Material and Methods: Cross Sectional Descriptive study conducted in Department of Paediatrics, Surgical Unit, Khyber
Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan from September 2014 to March 2015. A total of 241 patients are included in the
study. Culture swabs were taken on first signs of infection and sent swab for culture and sensitivity.
Results: Total of two hundred and forty one patients were included in the study. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa was the
most frequent isolate 30.3% , followed by Staphylococcus Aureus 24.5%, Enterobacter 22% , Escherichia Coli 12.86%,
Proteus 6.2%, Klebsiella 2.9% and Acintobacter 1.2%. A variable antibiotic susceptibility pattern was observed among
the cultured micro-organisms.
Conclusion: The most frequent isolates were Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Staphylococcus Aureus and Enterobacter.
Gram negative micro-organism are becoming more frequent. Both gram positive and gram negative microbes are
becoming resistant.

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