AEROBIC BACTERIAL ISOLATES FROM BLOOD CULTURES OF NEONATES AND CHILDREN WITH SUSPECTED SEPTICEMIA AND THEIR ANTIBIOGRAM
Nagy A. El-Hussieny and Dalal M. El-Melligy*
Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology*Ahmed Maher Teaching HospitalCairo, Egypt
Objective: To find the etiology of bacteremia in neonates and children and to determine the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of the isolates. Method: 150 blood samples (for blood cultures) were collected from children in the age of 0 day-14 years from hospitalized neonates and children at Ahmed Maher Teaching Hospital, suspected of having fever and sepsis, over a period of one year. Organisms were isolated and identified by conventional methods. Antibiotic susceptibility for each isolate was determined by using Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method. Results: Empirical therapy of Bacterial Systemic Isolates (BSI) guided by blood culture and sensitivity is the only way for reaching the best prognosis of treatment and reducing the emergence of resistance among bacterial strains.