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Original Research Article

Year: 2016 | Month: November | Volume: 6 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 86-88

Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance Pattern among Extraintestinal Infections Due to Escherichia Coli

Subhash Chand Jaryal1*, Smriti Chauhan2*, Anuradha Sood3*, Kamlesh Thakur4*, Nitin Kashyap5**

1Professor, 2Medical Officer, 3Associate Professor, 4Professor & Head, 5Senior Resident,
*Department of Microbiology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College.
** Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi.

Corresponding Author: Smriti Chauhan


Escherichia coli are an important member of Family Enterobacteriaceae. It is a commensal bacterium in human intestine and is a major human pathogen. We conducted a one year prospective study to find the antimicrobial resistance pattern among extra intestinal infections due to E. coli. 12.6% pus infections and 8.4% Urinary Tract Infections were due to E.coli. High levels of antibiotic drug resistance rates were observed from these isolates. Proper use of antibiotics is recommended to prevent development of resistance.

Key words: Family Enterobacteriaceae, UTI, wound infections.

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