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Etiology and Drug Resistance Profile of Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections in Eastern India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Microbiology, B.U, Burdwan, INDIA
  • 2 KIEM, Mankar, Burdwan, INDIA
  • 3 Dept. of Microbiology, BMCH, Burdwan, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 11-13, June,28 (2014)

Abstract

The present study had been conducted to provide information on the spectrum of bacteria involved in pediatric UTI in Eastern India and their drug sensitivity pattern. Drug susceptibility testing of the isolates were done and the results were interpreted following the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines. The overall prevalence of UTI was found to be 196/300 (65.3%). Escherichia coli was the dominant urinart tract pathogen in our pediatric population, this being followed by Proteus spp. and Klebsiella sp. E. coli displayed high level of resistance against tetracycline and ampicillin. Parenteral antibacterials, like gentamicin, amikacin and nitrofurantoin were found to be effective against urinary tract pathogens.

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