Prevalence of Klebsiella pneumoniae ESBLs Producer Strains in Hospitalized and Community Acquired Urinary Tract Infections

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Shila Jalalpour 1 , *

1 Isfahan University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran

How to Cite: Jalalpour S . Prevalence of Klebsiella pneumoniae ESBLs Producer Strains in Hospitalized and Community Acquired Urinary Tract Infections, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(8):e93273.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (8); e93273
Published Online: September 28, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: July 11, 2011
Accepted: September 24, 2012
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Abstract

Background: Klebsiella pneumoniae is considered of the bacteria causing urinary tract infection and one of the opportunistic pathogens and cause of nosocomial infections. Outbreak of ESBL (broad-spectrum β-Lactamase) in the bacteria leads to the improvement of antibiotic resistance and mortality in patients.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study in 2010 took 22 months. Bacteria were identified according to the microbiological methods and production of broad-spectrum β-Lactamase through screening and confirmatory tests.

Results: Based on the results, the frequency of Klebsiella pneumoniae in samples of inpatients and outpatients has been respectively 15% and 14%, and the frequency of broad-spectrum β-Lactamase in Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria in samples of inpatients and outpatients has been respectively 64% and 22%.

Conclusion: The results indicated the prevalence of broad-spectrum β-Lactamase in isolated strains from comparison between inpatients and outpatients.

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