Bacterial Isolates in Slow Resolving Pneumonias

  • Abdul Rasheed Qureshi Department of Pulmonology , Gulab Devi Chest Hospital, Lahore
  • Afzaal Ullah Khan Department of Pulmonology , Gulab Devi Chest Hospital, Lahore
  • Muhammad Irfan Aqeel Department of Pulmonology , Gulab Devi Chest Hospital, Lahore
Keywords: Slow Resolving Pneumonia (SRP),, Empiric Therapy,, Bacterial isolates, Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)


Background : To study the pattern of bacterial
isolates in slow resolving pneumonia (SRP) patients
Methods : In this prospective study patients
(n=121) fulfilling the criteria of slow resolving
pneumonia, having Age > 14 years and radiological
evidence of consolidation were included in the
study. Patients having Age > 65 < 14 years, not
giving consent for Invasive investigation,
nosocomial pneumonia, atypical pneumonia, fungal
and mycobacterial infections were excluded. All
patients were investigated with multiple view Chest
X-ray, sputum smear for Gram staining, ZN-staining,
cytology & culture sensitivity for pyogenic and
fungal infections. Fiber-optic Bronchoscopy and BAL
analysis was utilized. Contrast enhanced CT scan
was employed for accurate definition of the lesion.
Samples were sent for microbiological evaluation.
Result: Age group was 14-65 years with median age
53 years. One hundred and twenty one pyogenic
bacterial isolates were obtained. Gram negative
bacteria were 66.11% while gram positive bacteria
were 30.57 % and mixed growth were seen in 3.30%.
Conclusion : Gram negative etiology
predominates in SRP cases with pseudomonas at the
top followed by klebsiella.

How to Cite
Qureshi A, Khan A, Aqeel M. Bacterial Isolates in Slow Resolving Pneumonias. JRMC [Internet]. 2May2019 [cited 8May2021];23(1):12-5. Available from: