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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 1692-1700

Bacteriological Profile and Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern of Uropathogens from a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kashmir
Amrish Kohli1, Rubhana Qadri1, Sumaira Qayoom1*, Muzafar Naik2, Syed Khurshid1 and Afreen Rashid1 
1Department of Microbiology,
2Department of Medicine, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Srinagar-190017, J&K, India
*Corresponding author

Urinary tract infection is one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide and is defined as the bacterial infiltration of otherwise sterile urinary tract. This includes both the upper and the lower urinary tract including urethra (urethritis), bladder (cystitis), ureters (ureteritis) and kidney (pyelonephritis). Common uropathogens are Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas spp. and Proteus mirabilis. These infections have risk of high recurrence rates and increasing antimicrobial resistance among uropathogens has enhanced economic burden. In this study, we intend to analyze frequency of occurrence and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of bacteria isolated from the urine samples of symptomatic patients. Clean catch midstream urine samples were processed by semi quantitative culture techniques and the growths obtained were further identified by standard microbiological techniques. Kirby-bauer disc diffusion test was used to study the antibiotic sensitivity profile and data analyzed for a period of two years from January 2017 to December 2018. A total of 4512 samples were studied. E coli was the most frequent isolate. Most of the isolates were sensitive to nitrofurantoin

Keywords: Urinary tract infection, Uropathogenic Escherichia coli, In-patient, Out-patient

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Amrish Kohli, Rubhana Qadri, Sumaira Qayoom, Muzafar Naik, Syed Khurshid and Afreen Rashid. 2019. Bacteriological Profile and Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern of Uropathogens from a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kashmir.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 1692-1700. doi:
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