Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern in a Tertiary Care Institution
Background: Isolation of different types of organisms from urine, high vaginal swab (HVS), pus and blood and determining their sensitivity and resistance pattern. Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Pathology (Microbiology Section) Rawalpindi General Hospital. Four thousand and seventy five (4075) indoor and outdoor patients were analyzed by taking their different samples i.e. Blood, Urine, HVS and Pus, which were then cultured on different media i.e. MacConkey’s and Blood agar. CLED media was preferred for urine. Results: Out of 4075 samples, 515 cultures yielded growth. These included 170 samples of HVS, 163 of pus, 158 of urine and 24 of blood. Escherichia coli (29.8%), Staphylococcus species (26.52%) and Pseudomonas (18.66%) were the most common organisms isolated. Conclusion: Due to high resistance, antibiotic use policy should, strictly adhere to WHO guidelines and their unnecessary use should be discouraged.