Antibacterial susceptibility patterns among E.coli isolated from urinary tract infections in Ghaem University hospital, Mashhad

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S Safdari 1 , K Ghazvini 1 , *

1 Dept of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health Services Mashhad, Iran.

How to Cite: Safdari S, Ghazvini K. Antibacterial susceptibility patterns among E.coli isolated from urinary tract infections in Ghaem University hospital, Mashhad, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2007 ; 9(3):e94777.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 9 (3); e94777
Published Online: September 22, 2007
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 28, 2006
Accepted: September 18, 2007
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Abstract

Background: Urinary tract infection is one of the most common cause of the admission
patients to the hospital and clinics. Because the side effects of UTI emergency treatment is very
important.
The aim of this study was to determine antibiotic resistance pattern of E.coli isolated from
urinary tract infections in Mashhad.
Materials & Methods: We studied specimens collected from patients during 1 year period.
Antibacterial susceptibility test was performed by Kirby-Bauer method against 9 common
antibiotics and the data were analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: During this period 6024 urine samples were examined of which 1472 had positive
culture. Escherichia coli with the frequency of 33% were the leading uropathogen. About 97%
of isolated E.coli was resistance to Ampicillin. Resistance rate against other antibiotics was also
high.
Conclusion: Considering antibiotic susceptibility pattern for E.coli which is the most common
uropathogen, it seems that antibiotics like Ampicillin and Co-trimoxazol should be used
cautiously for treatment of E.coli UTI; instead other antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin can be
recommended.

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