CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY PATTERN OF BURNS WOUND INFECTIONS IN PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS
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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
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