International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 1-6
Urinary Tract Infection of adults in Baghdad City
Abbas Atyia Hammoudi*
Department of Radiology, Institute of Medical Technology/Baghdad, Foundation of Education Technology, Iraq *Corresponding author
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) have become the most common of community- acquired and nosocomial infections in persons of all ages.Two hundered eighty urine samples were collected from out- patients department with clinical symptoms of UTI referred to AL-Karama teaching hospital, Baghdad during the period from 1/3/2009 to 1/7/2009. 187(66.8%) females and 93(33.2%) males, with an age range 0f 10 - 60 years. Clean- catch midstream urine samples were collected and cultured for isolation of pathogens causing UTI. The isolated pathogens were identified by using biochemical tests and Disk diffusion method was used to determine susceptibility of antibiotic agents. From 162 samples with positive culture there were 126 (77.7%) females and 36 (22.3%) males with significant (p 0.05) gender difference. The most common isolated pathogens of Gram- negative pathogens was Klebsiella spp (30.8%) followed by E.coli (22.2%) and the Gram-positive pathogens was Staphylococcus aureus (27.2%). The Gram- negative pathogens were showed high susceptibility to imipenem, amikacin, ciprpfloxacin, gentamicin, ceftraxione and cefotaxime . The Gram-positive pathogens were showed susceptibility to imipenem , amikacin, nitrofurantion, ceftraxione, ciprofloxacin, co-trimaxazole and gentamicin.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Staphylococcus aureus; E.Coli; Antimicrobial susceptibility; Baghdad.