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Antibacterial susceptibility of some urinary tract pathogens to commonly used antibiotics

DH Tambekar, DV Dhanorkar, SR Gulhane, VK Khandelwal, MN Dudhane

Abstract


Urinary tract infection represents one of the most common diseases encountered in medical practice today and occurring from the neonate to the geriatric age group. Despite the widespread availability of antibiotics, it remains the most common bacterial infection in the human being. A total of 174 urine samples were analyzed for isolation and identification, 68 found to be significant bacteriuria with Escherichia coli (59%), followed by  Pseudomonas aeruginosa (15%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (10%), Proteus mirabilis (9%), Staphylococcus aureus (6%) and Citrobacter freundii (1%). The urinary tract infections were found to most frequently in female (63%) than male (37%). The isolated uropathogens showed resistant to ampicillin (87%), co-trimoxazole (91%), nalidixic acid (88%) and sensitive to nitrofurantoin (52%), cephotaxime (54%) and norfloxacin (71%).



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