International Journal of Medical and Health Research

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)

Prevalence of bacterial pathogens causing UTI in A tertiary care hospital

Author(s): Kalpita Sahoo, Satish Mohanty
Introduction: UTI is a infection known to be responsible for majority of the cases and hospital admission in childhood. The presence of organisms responsible for UTI vary considerably from settings to settings. Also with the increased use of antibiotics, the organisms responsible have been constantly changing in proportions with varying levels of resistance. This study was done to assess the common uropathogens in our settings, so that further steps can be taken towards rationalising treatment protocols.
Methods: The study was carried out in Hi Tech Medical College where 323 patients formed the study sample. Their urine samples were sent for culture sensitivity on basis of suspecting UTI based on urine routine – microscopy reports.
Results: E. coli was found to be the most common organism isolated with the prevalence with 48.2% followed by enterococcus with 20.8%. Girls showed higher culture sensitive- positivity compared to boys.
Conclusion: There is E. coli preponderance in our area, but the prevalence is much lesser compared to previous studies carried out in this locality. The predilection towards girls has remain unchanged.
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