Volume : IV, Issue : XII, December - 2014

A Study on Intestinal Pathogens in Diarrheal Patients

Sreeja Vamshi, Dr. Sreekanth Basireddy, Dr. Manisha Singh

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Diarrhea is one of the most common complaints in any hospital and continues to be a common cause for mortality and morbidity. The changing epidemiology and unpredictable resistance patterns of the infectious agents have made the stool examination more important than ever. In the present study, a total of 319 stool samples were observed for both parasitic and bacterial etiology. Parasites were found in 7.8% of the samples with nematodes predominating (75%). Bacterial pathogens were observed in 11.5% of the samples. Shigella was the most common bacterial isolate accounting to nearly half of the total bacterial isolates(48.6%) followed by Viio cholera (29.7%). Shigella was resistant to ampicillin (100%) and co–trimoxazole (83%) and ceftriaxone (44%). All the viio cholera isolates were resistant to co–trimoxazole (100%). Thus, the proper identification of etiology and their drug resistance patterns will help the clinician in selecting the appropriate treatment.

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Sreeja Vamshi,Dr. Sreekanth Basireddy,Dr. Manisha Singh A Study on Intestinal Pathogens in Diarrheal Patients Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.4, Issue : 12 December 2014

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