Non-fermenting gram negative bacilli (NFGNB) infections in hospitalized children

L. Madtha, K. G. Bhat

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A study was conducted to determine the significance of non-fermenting gram negative bacilli (NFGNB) in nosocomial infections of children in Mangalore, South India. A total of 98 NFGNB were isolated from different clinical conditions. Paeudomonas aeruginosa was the commonest isolate, followed by Acinetobacter baumannii, Alkaligenes faecalis, Flavobacterium spp, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and P. fluorescens. Surgical wounds, instrumentation, burns, low birth weight, prolonged hospital stay and antibiotic treatment were the important predisposing conditions for NFGNB infections 86.7% of all NFGNB were sensitive to amikacin, 85.7% to cefotaxime, 76.5% to carbenicillin and 71.4% to ciprofloxacin. Antibiotics in hospitals should be used judiciously to minimise the drug resistance in nosocomial pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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