Mohammed Ahad, Gopinath P
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Mohammed Ahad1, Dr. Gopinath P2
1BDS 2nd year, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai.
2Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai.
Volume - 9,
Issue - 10,
Year - 2016
Carbapenems are considered to be the choice for the therapeutic management of multidrug resistant gram-negative bacterial infections. Currently, the spread of carbapenem - resistant bacteria are in alarming state due to the limited choice in antibiotics for treating infections caused by them. We detected the antibiotic susceptibility pattern using most routinely used antibiotics and found higher percentage resistance pattern and also checked for the presence of carbapenemase in our isolates by Modified Hodge test method and we found there were no isolates found to be positive for carbapenemase production. We conclude that more number of isolates needs to be screened for the presence of such resistance mechanism to validate the actual resistance status and prompt treatment.
Cite this article:
Mohammed Ahad, Gopinath P. Detection of Carbapenemase Resistance among Clinical Isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2016; 9(10):1585-1587. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00312.7