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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 73, No. 5, 2007, pp. 367-367
Bioline Code: dv07140
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 73, No. 5, 2007, pp. 367-367

 en Net Study - Study of sepsis in dermatology ward: A preliminary report
Sharma, V.K.; Asati, D.P.; Khandpur, S.; Khilnani, G.C. & Kapil, A.


Background: Sepsis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in dermatology inpatients.
Aims: To assess the frequency, etiology and outcome of sepsis in dermatology ward and to formulate appropriate antimicrobial regimens.
Methods: All inpatients were assessed for sepsis and its risk factors.
Results: Ten patients out of a total of 150 inpatients (6.6%) developed sepsis. The commonly cultured organisms from skin and blood were Staphylococcus spp. (n = 20 isolates) and gram-negative organisms (n = 28). Three (30%) patients (2 TEN, 1 dermatomyositis) died.
Conclusion: Sepsis was found to be an important event in our ward patients, with Staphylococci predominating in the list of causative microorganisms.

Antimicrobial regimen, outcome of sepsis, Systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria, Staphylococcus aureus

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