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Journal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.04, No. 04)

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Page : 937-940

Keywords : Septicemia; Infections; Sepsis;

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical profile of patients with septicemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross sectional case series study of six months was conducted at tertiary care teaching hospital Hyderabad. The admitted patients of age ≥18 years, either gender diagnosed as sepsis were recruited. The diagnosis of sepsis was made by the detail clinical history and examination and relevant investigations. The clinical parameters include fever, hypothermia or hyperthermia, tachycardia, tachypnea, leucocytosis or leucopenia, acute altered mental status, thrombocytopenia, hypotension. The etiological diagnosis requires isolation of pathogen from the blood or local site of infection. The Gram staining and culture of the specimen from the site of infection for microbial study was taken. Other relevant laboratory investigations depending upon the requirement were advised accordingly. RESULTS: During six months study period total fifty individuals with sepsis were recruited and studied for detecting the focus of infection. The mean age ±SD for whole population was 55.83±8.95 with male gender predominance 37 (74%). The male gender was predominant 37 (74%), Common co-morbidities observed were diabetes 7(14%), hypertension 5(10%) and chronic liver disease 3(6%). The common source of infection detected were respiratory infection 10(20%), urinary tract infection 8(16%) and wound infection 06(12%). Forty two (84%) patients were recovered while eight (16%) were expired. CONCLUSION: Respiratory and urinary tract infection and wound infections were the most common source of sepsis. KEYWORDS: Septicemia, Infections, Sepsis

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