Abstract— Wound infection is the second commonest complication of wound healing. This study was carried out on 250 post-operative cases operated at a district hospital of western Rajasthan, India with the aim the aim to find out prevalence of post-operative surgical site infection and its causing organism. After taking personal information and detailed clinical, operative and post-operative history of these cases, swab from post-operative wound was taken and sent for culture and sensitivity test in Microbiology. Association was inferred with Chi-square test. Post operative surgical site infection rate was found 11.6 % which was found significantly more in intestinal surgeries than the other. Most common causative organism for infection was Staphylococci cases followed by Streptococci, E. Coli and Klebsella. Out of total 11.6% infected cases, majority (8.8%) of patients had infection with more than one organism only 2.8% were having single organism.
Keywords— Post-operative surgical Site Infection (SSI), Micro-organism, SSI Infection Rate.
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