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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-52

Infection in burn wounds: Recent trends of microbial flora and antibiotic sensitivity and resistance

Post Graduate Department Of Plastic Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India

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A K Singh
Professor and Head, PG Department Of Plastic Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow
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This study attempts to compare the recent trends of burn wound infection by various microorganisms and their sensitivity and resistance to commonly used antibiotics. A total of 100 cases were studied from January 2003 to January 2004. The swab for culture was taken from various sites of burn wounds on the seventh day after admission. Culture was done and analyzed to individual member of microbial flora, and then the sensitivity to various antibiotics was studied. In our study we found that in our set-up Pseudomonas was the commonest microorganism isolated and Piperacillin and Amikacin were most effective antibiotics against them. Klebsiella and E.Coli responded best to Ciprofloxacin. Staphylococcus Aureus was sensitive to Amikacin and Erythromycin and no resistance was found against Vancomycin. Proteus responded to Ciprofloxacin. A combination of Ciprofloxacin and Amikacin can be considered as first line therapy for management of burn infections with selective use of Piperacillin in resistant pseudomonas infections.

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