UROPATHOGENS: ISOLATION AND ANTIBACTERIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY PATTERN


Harit Kumar, Nitin Goel Insan, Shubham Chauhan, Varsha A Singh

Abstract


Objective: To find the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of uropathogens.

Methods: A total of 100 urine samples of clinically suspected urinary tract infection were collected from May 2016 to July 2016. The samples were inoculated on cystine lactose electrolyte deficient agar and incubated at 37°C for 24 hrs.

Results: A total of 77 (77%) samples were positive showing microbial growth. Among all isolates, Escherichia coli was 36.36%, followed by Klebsiella spp. (35.06%), Citrobacter spp. (6.49%), Staphylococcus aureus (6.49%), Pseudomonas spp. (5.19%), Enterococcus faecalis (3.90%), and Acinetobacter spp. (1.30%). For Gram-positive isolates, the most effective antibiotic was nitrofurantoin followed by sulphafurazole. For Gram-negative isolates, the most effective antibiotic was nitrofurantoin followed by gentamicin and piperacillin/tazobactam.

Conclusion: In this study, nitrofurantoin was the most effective antibiotic for Gram-positive and Gram-negative uropathogens


Keywords


Urinary tract infection, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., Nitrofurantoin

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Title

UROPATHOGENS: ISOLATION AND ANTIBACTERIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY PATTERN

Keywords

Urinary tract infection, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., Nitrofurantoin

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i6.18054

Date

01-06-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 6 June 2017 Page: 222-224

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Harit Kumar
Department of Microbiology, MM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
India

Nitin Goel Insan
Department of Microbiology, MM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
India

Shubham Chauhan
Department of Microbiology, MM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
India

Varsha A Singh
Department of Microbiology, MM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
India


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