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JARMS. 2012; 4(2): 115-119

Bacteriological Profile of Sputum and their Antibiogram in Cases Ofacute Exacerbations Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease from A Rural Tertiary Care Hospital

*Surinder Kumar,**Megha Varshney,**Varsha A.Singh,**Sonia Mehta,**Beena Jad,**Rajesh Bareja.

Background: Bacteriological infections are the most common cause of acute exacerbations and death in COPD. The antibiotic therapy always remains empiric. Objectives: To know various organisms isolated during acute exacerbations of COPD and to decide antibiotic policy. Design and setting: A prospective study was done at MM institute of Medical Sciences and Research Mullana, Ambala from September 2009 to August 2010.Methodology: Sputum samples from patients of acute exacerbations were subjected to Gram's staining, culture and antibiotic sensitivity. Results: Out of 210 patients 62.8% were males and 31.2% were female (p

Key words: COPD, Acute Exacerbations, Empirical Treatment

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