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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1688-1691

Irrational Use of Antibiotics Leading to No Bacterial Growth on Culture
Naveed Altaf1, Farhana Aljabri2, K.S. Saraswathi3 and R. Shyamala4*
1Department of Pharmacology
2Department of OBGY
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Hyderabad 500008, Telangana State, India
4Department of Microbiology, Malla reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
*Corresponding author

Urinary tract infection is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects lower urinary tract it is known as cystitis, when it affects upper urinary tract it is known as pyelonephritis. Urinary tract infections occur more commonly in women than men. The objectives of this study is to analyse the urine samples from patients who complained of signs and symptoms of UTI. The Culture reports were analysed. Urine culture sensitivity reports were analysed for a period of one year from January 2016 to December 2016 and found that out of 248 samples, 186 samples (i.e, 75%) had a report of no bacterial growth. In these patients there was indiscriminate use of several courses of antibiotics. The remaining samples showed Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species and Proteus species. The process of antibiotic resistance is increased when the antibiotics are underused, overused or misused. Before starting treatment for UTI, urine should be sent for culture & sensitivity and the correct antibiotic therapy should be administered.

Keywords: UTI, No Bacterial Growth, Antibiotics, Resistance

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Naveed Altaf, Farhana Aljabri, K.S. Saraswathi and Shyamala, R. 2017. Irrational Use of Antibiotics Leading to No Bacterial Growth on CultureInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1688-1691. doi:
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