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A Retrospective Study on the Pattern of Pathogens Isolated from Surgical Site Wound Infection in Tertiary Care Hospital in Coimbatore, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046. TamilNadu, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Microbiology, NKR Government Arts College for Women, Namakkal – 637001, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (10), Pages 1-6, October,28 (2014)


Surgeries in medical cases are inevitable, and infections in those surgical wounds are leading to drastic medical complications and can even cause death. Surgical site wound infection or surgical site infections (SSIs) are also associated with substantial morbidity and cost. A retrospective and analytical study was conducted over 164 cases. The wound and pus samples were collected and analyzed. Demographic studies revealed that males were more associated with SSIs than females and with age above 40. In microbial investigation, 33.5% of the samples reported positive with predomination of 36.36% Gram positive Staphylococcus species and others belonging to varied Gram negative organisms. Isolates also showed susceptibility pattern with few species presenting resistance to humdrum drugs.


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