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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 63-6

Anaerobic bacteraemia: a review of 17 cases.


Department of Microbiology, L.T.M. Medical College, Sion, Mumbai.

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D E Anuradha
Department of Microbiology, L.T.M. Medical College, Sion, Mumbai.

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Of 93 blood cultures received with a suspicion of anaerobic bacteraemia over a period of two years, only 17 (18.3%) showed anaerobic growth. Twelve grew anaerobes alone while five had a polymicrobial flora. Seven of these patients (4.3%) had pre-existing heart disease while others had history of prior surgery, diabetes mellitus or urinary tract infection. Oropharynx was the commonest portal of entry, followed by gastrointestinal tract. The anaerobes isolated were anaerobic streptococci, Bacteroides fragilis group and Bilophila and Eubacterium species. Fifteen patients developed major complications such as congestive cardiac failure, systemic embolisation, and perforative peritonitis. The mortality rate among the cases with anaerobic bacteraemia was 23.5% in this study.






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