Nosocomial Infections In NICU: Profile And Risk Factors

Nosocomial Infections In NICU: Profile And Risk Factors

Authors

  • Alka Bhambri
  • Nisha Pandey

Keywords:

Nosocomial infection, Umbilical sepsis, Eye infection

Abstract

Background: Nosocomial infections (NIs) in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are one of the leading
causes of mortality and long term morbidity in developing countries. We retrospectively analyzed data of NICU
patients from June 2013- June 2014. Total 120 patients met inclusion criteria. 73 episodes of nosocomial infections
were documented in 67 patients. Eye infection and umbilical sepsis was most common infection followed by systemic
blood infection. Klebsiella Pneumoniae and E. coli were the most common organisms causing sepsis. Chlamydia
trachomatis and Staphylococcus aureus were the most common organisms responsible for eye infection and
umbilical sepsis respectively. Imipenem, Amikacin and Vancomycin showed good sensitivity against most of gram
negative and gram positive organisms respectively. [Pandey N NJIRM 2016; 7(3): 30 - 33]

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2018-01-21

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Bhambri, A., & Pandey, N. (2018). Nosocomial Infections In NICU: Profile And Risk Factors: Nosocomial Infections In NICU: Profile And Risk Factors. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 7(3), 30–33. Retrieved from https://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/1071

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