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Article Number - CC939E79590


Vol.1(1), pp. 009-011 , October 2009

ISSN: 2141-2308



Short Communication

Vancomycin resistant enterococcus causing surgical site infections in a tertiary care hospital


J. B. Suchitra1* and N. Lakshmidevi2




1Freedom Foundation, 103, 1st stage, 1st block, HBR layout, Bangalore, India.

2Department of Studies- Microbiology, Manasagangothri, Mysore University, India.


Email: suchitra_preetham@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 20 October 2009  Published: 30 October 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Presence of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) is increasingly being reported. In the present study we reported the prevalence of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus causing Surgical Site Infections (SSI) in a tertiary care hospital. Pus from surgical site wound was cultured and Enterococcus species was identified as standard microbiological methods. The antimicrobial susceptibility for Vancomycin was determined by Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) by broth dilution method. Patients (n = 2566) who had undergone surgery were included in the study. Enterococcus species had grown in cultures in 112 (4.3%) patients. Vancomycin resistance was observed in 9 isolates (8.03%). The rampant use of higher antibiotics in hospital has already paved way for multi drug resistance. The presence of Vancomycin Resistance must caution both physicians as well as hospital administrators on the urgent need for stringent hospital infection control programmes.

 

 Key words: Vancomycin resistant enterococcus, VRE, surgical site infection.


APA (2009). Vancomycin resistant enterococcus causing surgical site infections in a tertiary care hospital. Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 1(1), 009-011.
Chicago J. B. Suchitra and N. Lakshmidevi. "Vancomycin resistant enterococcus causing surgical site infections in a tertiary care hospital." Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials 1, no. 1 (2009): 009-011.
MLA J. B. Suchitra and N. Lakshmidevi. "Vancomycin resistant enterococcus causing surgical site infections in a tertiary care hospital." Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials 1.1 (2009): 009-011.
   
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