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Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 14  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 556 - 563

Antibacterial susceptibility of uropathogens in 3 hospitals, Sari, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2002-2003

Saffar M.J., Enayti A.A., Abdolla I.A., Razai M.S. and Saffar H.    

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%.

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