|Title:||Antibacterial susceptibility of uropathogens in 3 hospitals, Sari, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2002-2003|
|Abstract:||To determine the frequency and pattern of antibiotic susceptibility of uropathogens in urinary tract infection [UTI] from 3 university hospitals we carried out a retrospective review of urine culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing from symptomatic outpatients and inpatients during 2002-2003. Of 5600 samples, 703 [12.6%] were culture positive, 38.7% of which were from hospitalized patients. Escherichia coli was the leading cause of UTI in both groups of patients. The rates and roles of other pathogens, including Pseudomonas spp. [5.3%-10.4%], Enterobacter spp. [0%-5.7%], Staphylococcus spp.] 5.4%-26.4%], differed in each hospital. Differences in antibacterial susceptibility patterns were observed. Ampicillin [82%-100%] and co-trimoxazole [50%-90%] resistance were the most frequent. Methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus spp. ranged from 17% to 60%|
|Keywords:||Urinary Tract Infections|
|Subject:||Microbial Sensitivity Tests|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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