Comparison of Antibiotic Resistance and Sensitivity with Reference to Ages of Elders
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Abstract: Antibiotic resistance is one of the emerging and challenging areas in the communities worldwide. The present study was designed to investigate antibiotic sensitivity and resistance pattern against currently available antibiotics. Samples were collected from 28 patients and were subjected to culture sensitivity testing following CLSI standard protocols. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed by Kirby Bauer’s disc diffusion method using standard antibiotic discs from different antibiotic groups including Macrolids, Sulphonamides, Quinolones and Fluoroquinolones, Carbapenem, Monobactums and Aminoglycosides. Isolated colonies were identified by different biochemical tests before culture sensitivity tests and were preserved in freeze-dried condition at 4°C in stab slant agar until later use.The common microorganisms isolated were Escherichia coli (75%), Morganella spp (10.71%), Staphylococcus aureus (7.14%), Klebsiella and Proteus (3.57%) respectively. Clinical isolates of Escherichia coli (64.28%) and Staphylococcus aureus were found highly resistant against Ciprofloxacin, whereas Morganella exhibited moderate resistance profile against it. The highly resistant antibiotics profile shows irrational prescription of broad spectrum antibiotics which ultimately results in emergence of resistance.