Authors: Saeed, Amir
Hamid, Shadia A.
Bayoumi, Magdi
Shanan, Salah
Alouffi, Sultan
Alharbi, Samir A.
Alshammari, Fawaz D.
Abd, Hadi
Title: Elevated antibiotic resistance of Sudanese urinary tract infection bacteria
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: This study determined the prevalence of urinary tract infections in the Sudanese state of Khartoum and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of isolated bacterial species. 200 adult patient urine specimens were collected and cultivated to identify the growing bacteria and their susceptibility to antibiotics. 35 % of specimens had significant bacterial growth. The most frequent isolates in this study were E. coli, E. faecalis and S. aureus. Most of the isolates were resistant to many antibiotics; Gram-negative and Gram-positive isolates were resistant to 67 % and 44 % of the examined antibiotics, respectively. E. coli was the most frequent bacterium in the studied samples and it was highly resistant to first-line antibiotics. The most resistant bacteria isolated were Pseudomonas species and the lowest was for S. saprophyticus. The results highlighted the need for knowledge about antibiotic susceptibility profile of the bacteria causing UTI prior to antibiotic prescription in order to ensure optimal treatment.
Subject Headings: urinary tract infections
antibiotic resistance
Issue Date: 2017-08-07
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