Microbial resistance in patients with urinary tract infections in Al-Mukalla, Yemen
Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an aggravating and common problem in human at sometimes during their life and may give more complications.
Objective: To project antimicrobial resistance in patients with UTI as a wide problem among cases referred to the National Center of Public Health Laboratories in Ibn-Sina Teaching Hospital in Al- Mukalla, Hadhramout Governorate in Yemen.
Materials and methods: From 290 cases referred from Ibn-Sina Teaching Hospital outpatients, urine samples were tested and reported in the National Center for Public Health Laboratories at the period from 2003 to 2006. Data were obtained from the records of the center (for urine examination, culture and sensitivity test) and analyzed.
Results: Among 290 cases, 147(50.7%) were suffering from urinary tract infection. E. coli, which is the normal intestinal flora, was the most common isolate 52 (35.4%). E. coli showed high resistance against quinolones (84.6%) and penicillin (78.8%) and there was no resistance against macrolides.
Conclusion: Microbial resistance strains were high, which may be due to the abuse of antibiotics.
Keywords: Hadhramout, E. coli, macrolides, quinolones.
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