alexa Abstract | Antibiotic Susceptibility of Bacterial Strains Isolated from Patients with Respiratory Tract Infections

International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)


This study was aimed to observe the susceptibility pattern of bacterial isolates from respiratory tract infection (RTI). The study was carried out between June, 2012 and December, 2012. Sputum and throat swab specimens were collected aseptically from patients and cultured on the appropriate bacteriological media. Bacterial isolates were identified by biochemical tests and antimicrobial susceptibility performed by standard methods. Out of 360 specimens, some 337 (93.6%) species of various bacteria isolated. The prevalence of bacteria spp. isolated were as follows Streptococcus pneumoniae (36%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (28.4%), Staphylococcus aureus (24%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (11%) and Escherichia coli (0.6%). The susceptibility patterns varied from one bacterial isolates to the other depending on the drug. The susceptibility test against microbial isolates of 13 commercially used antibiotics was used. Most of the isolates were susceptible to Amikacin, Cefotaxime, Ofloxacin, Netilmycin, Ciprofloxacin and Ceftriazone. 50 % of the bacterial spp. was resistant to the other antibiotics. Most of the bacteria were shown 92.6% sensitivity to Amikacin. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was 99% resistant to ampicillin, amoxicillin, 98% resistant to roxithromycin, 96% resistant to sparfloxacin and cefuroxime. These findings have clinical and epidemiological significance

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image



Respiratory infection, sputum, throat swab, bacterial strains, antibiotic susceptibility, physiology, cell and molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, microbiology, immunology, parasitology

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version