To To Determine the Frequency of Post Caesarean Wound Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital

  • SAMINA - JADOON BACHA KHAN MEDICAL MARDAN, KPK
  • SHAH MUHAMMAD KHAN JADOON BACHA KHAN MEDICAL MARDAN, KPK
  • MAIMOONA QADIR BACHA KHAN MEDICAL MARDAN, KPK
  • SOHAIL AMIR BACHA KHAN MEDICAL MARDAN, KPK

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of post cesarean wound infections in a tertiary care hospital.
Material and methods: This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted at Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Mardan Medical Complex, Mardan from 1st July 2016 to 31st December 2016.All patients who underwent cesarean section during the study period were followed for development of wound infection. The patients, who developed wound infection, were enrolled. Their pus/tissue fluids were collected sent for culture and sensitivity and then reports were followed.
Results: Out of the 392 patients recruited, 47(12%) developed wound infection. The most prevalent age group was 26-35years (49%) while gestational age was 36 -40 weeks in 19(40%) cesareans.  22 (46%) of women were illiterate.20 (42.5%) belonged to rural areas and 22(47%) were para 2-5. Pattern of wound infection seen in our study was superficial incision infection in 30 patients (63.8%), deep incision infection in 13 patients (27.6%) and organ/space infection was in 4 patients (8.5%). Staphylococcus aureus was most common pathogen isolated in 15(32%) followed by Escherichia coli in7 (14.8%) cases.
Conclusion: Rate of wound infection is in the range of WHO recommendation but efforts should be done for infection prevention to reduce the risk of wound sepsis.

Author Biographies

SHAH MUHAMMAD KHAN JADOON, BACHA KHAN MEDICAL MARDAN, KPK

Assistant Professor Pharmacology,

Bacha Khan Medical College, Mardan

Contact No.03003879192     

MAIMOONA QADIR, BACHA KHAN MEDICAL MARDAN, KPK

Specialist Registrar, Gynae B Unit

Mardan Medical Complex

Contact No.03469196731     

SOHAIL AMIR, BACHA KHAN MEDICAL MARDAN, KPK

Specialist Registrar, Neurosurgery Unit

Mardan Medical Complex

Contact No.03325723653      

Published
2017-11-28
How to Cite
JADOON, SAMINA - et al. To To Determine the Frequency of Post Caesarean Wound Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Journal of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of Pakistan, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 114-118, nov. 2017. ISSN 2307-7115. Available at: <http://jsogp.net/new/index.php/jsogp/article/view/44>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2018.
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