Online ISSN: 2515-8260



Dr. Kudurupaka Veerender, Dr. Vijaya Kumar Ankathi , Dr. Pala Anand Kumar .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5363-5372

Surgical site infection (SSI) is defined as a wound infection that occurs within 30 days of an operative procedure or within a year if an implant is left in place and the infection is thought to be secondary to surgery. It is one of the most common health care- associated infections,occurring following 1%-3% of  all surgical procedures.
The most common complications of in-patient admissions are Abdominal surgical site complications.They contribute to severe consequences for outcome and costs. Different risk factors may be involved  including age, sex, nutrition and immunity, prophylactic antibiotics, operation type and duration , type of shaving, and secondary infections.
The aim of the study is to determine the abdominal surgical site infections in surgical ward.
Risk factors associated with the abdominal surgical site infections.
 The most common causative organisms encountered and its sensitivity and resistence pattern in post operative wound infection.
The study was conducted in Department of General Surgery, Mamata General Hospital, Khammam from October 2018 to September 2020. A total of 50 cases of abdominal surgeries which meet the inclusion criteria were included in the study.
Among 50 cases of abdominal surgeries underwent, 11 cases were infected. The incidence rate of  abdominal surgical site infection is 22%. Among 50 cases of abdominal surgeries underwent, 30 cases had Elective surgeries and 20 cases had Emergency surgeries. Among 11 abdominal surgical site infections, the organisms isolated were Pseudomonas, Staphylococci, Klebsiella, was  2 (28 .75%) each respectively, and E.Coli  was 1 (14.28%)
In present study we concluded that Incidence of abdominal surgical site infection was 22%.
Most common infected patients belong to old age group. High infection rate was seen in  Emergency cases.
Dr. Kudurupaka Veerender 1, Dr. Vijaya Kumar Ankathi 2, Dr. Pala Anand Kumar3