BACTERIAL PATHOGEN IN URINARY TRACT INFECTION AND ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE PATTEERN IN ZARAQA -JORDAN

Sohail Ahmad Alsohaili, Mosa Hlail Alharahsheh, Maysa Ali Almshagbeh, Radwah Ahmad Alkhawaldeh, Wafaa Mahmmoud ALkhawaldeh

Abstract


This study aimed to isolate the pathogenic agents involving Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in Zarqa city and to evaluate their antibiotic resistance pattern. Bacterial isolation and identificaction was conducted using standard methods. From 3756 urine sample collected from patients with UTI symptoms 392 (10.4 %) show positive urine cultures of which 318 (81 %) were females and 74 (19 %) were males. Among the isolated pathogen E. coli was the most frequent bacteria (80.8%) folloewd by Klebsiella spp. (11.7%), while Staphylococcus aureus was the least frequent bacteria (0.08%). All the isolated pathogens resist one or more antibiotic, E. coli and Klebsiella spp possessed high resitence to ampicillin (84.18 and 89.13%) respectively. One E. coil (0.32) isolate showed resistant against all tested antibiotics. Gram-negative bacteria were the major isolates in this study, and E. coli was the predominant isolated bacteria. The knowledge of antibiotic sensitivity pattern in this study will be helpful for the effective treatment of the UTI in this population.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

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