ISSN: 7027-2221

Keywords : Bacterial profile


Bacterial profile and antibiogram of bacteremic Children in Karbala city ,Iraq

Al-mousawi M. R

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 131-139

A prospective study was carried out on 250 cases of bacteremia in pediatric age groups
with fever and suspected bacteremia in children seen and admitted the Pediatric Teaching
Hospital in Kerbala. This study was started from May 2014 to March 2015. Clinical and
microbiological data were obtained from patient medical records. After culturing, the blood
samples resulted were 103(41%) positive cultures ,consisting of 45(43.86 %) Grampositive
bacterial isolates and 58 (56.14%) Gram-negative isolates, represented by
Staphylococcus aureus (19.4%), alpha hemolytic Streptococcus (17.5%), ,E.coli
(14.6%), Klebsiella pneumonia (9.71 %), Enterobacter cloaca (6.8 %), Enterococcus
fecalis (5.83 %), Non hemolytic streptococcus (4.85 %), Proteus mirabilis and
Acinitobacter buamani (3.88 %), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2.91 %), Ci t robacter
(1.94 %), B-hemolytic Streptococcus, Streptococcus pneumonia , Kluyvera spp ,
Ewingella americana , Haemophilus influenza, Raoulktella ornitholyticus , Providencia
rettgeri , Serritia rabidaen and Pseudomonas luteola was (0.97). The major infection of
Bacteremia was most common in neonates(0-1 month)(63. 1%), more frequently seen in
infant (1 month-2 years ) (26%) less than in children 9% and in adolescent . All bacterial
strains isolated from patients were submitted to sensitivity testing, results showed various
reactions toward different types of antibiotics used in this study.