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Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2020
Article Page : 203-207
Background: Breast abcess is a painful condition of a breast which manifests as a lump, primarily caused by infection. Breast abscess usually develops after mastitis during lactation and commonly affect the women between 18 to 50 years of age group. The breast abscess being one of the common medical condition encountered in women, it becomes very important to have the knowledge of latest trends seen in microorganisms isolated and antibiotics which can be useful for empirical treatment.
Purpose: To study microbial profile and antibiogram of bacteria isolated from pus samples of breast abscess.
Materials and Methods: A total of 84 samples of pus were received and processed during a period of one year. Antimicrobial susceptibility was done according to CLSI guidelines.
Study Design: Prospective study.
Results: Out of total 84 samples of pus from lactational and non-lactational breast abscess, 73 bacteria were isolated. Staphylococcus aures 58(79.4%) was predominant organism both in lactational and nonlactational breast abscess, 53.4% being methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aures (MRSA) and 46.6% being methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aures (MSSA). Gram negative bacteria constituted only 10.9% of total bacteria isolated.
Keywords: Antibiotics, Breast abscess, Lactational, Staphylococcus aures.
How to cite : Syed A, Shafiq S, Thakur N, Amin M, Masoodi T, Aerobic microbiological profile and antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of breast abscess in a teritiary care hospital, Kashmir. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2020;6(4):203-207
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