STUDY OF PRESENCE OF MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT OR-GANISMS FROM A PHARMACEUTICAL EFFLUENT.

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  • Naik A Department of Biotechnology, Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai
  • Deepak S Department of Biotechnology, Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Keywords:

Antibiotics, pharmaceutical effluent, multi-drug resistant organisms

Abstract

One of the wonder discoveries of the 20th century is Antibiotics. But the real wonder and a great cause of concern is the rise of antibiotic resistance in hospitals, communities and the environment. There are many mechanisms by which microorganisms can develop resistance. This study aims at finding the role of microorganisms isolated from the effluent of a pharmaceutical industry in spreading drug resistance. The different microorganisms isolated from the effluent were E.coli, Pseudomonas spp, Enterobacter spp, and S.aureus. Their antibiotic sensitivity pattern was studied. The results from the study showed the presence of multi-drug resistant organisms in the effluent sample. About 66.66 %  isolates were resistant to Ampicillin, Ceftriaxone, and Gentamicin ,  33.33%  to Ciprofloxacin while 100% showed resistance to Ceftazidime and Erythromycin.

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2016-02-23
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Naik A, and Deepak S. “STUDY OF PRESENCE OF MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT OR-GANISMS FROM A PHARMACEUTICAL EFFLUENT.”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2016, pp. 85-89, https://ijpda.com/index.php/journal/article/view/200.

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