Isolation Of Microorganisms Associated With Urinary Tract Infection In Diabetic Patients In Libya And Their Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern

Setta, A. M. Abu; Doma, A. M.
June 2008
Egyptian Journal of Hospital Medicine;Jun2008, Vol. 31, p211
Academic Journal
Urinary tract infection is a serious health problem especially in diabetic patients. The aim of our study was to isolate the microorganisms associated with urinary tract infection in diabetic patients and to determine their antibiotic susceptibility pattern. Our study was carried on seventy eight diabetic patients, dependent and undependent on insulin. They were from different age groups ranged from 30-70 years of males and 35-60 years of females. Urinary samples were collected from these groups and urine examination culture and biochemical reactions were performed to detect different organisms causing urinary tract infection. Also antibiotic sensitivity test was performed to detect the most sensitive antibiotic against these organisms. We detected fifty patients out of seventy eight had urinary tract infection. The most common organisms detected were identified as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella aerogense and Pseudomonas aeroginosa. Also we found that the most sensitive antibiotic were nitrofurrantion (68%) followed by noroxin (60%) septrin sulfatrimero (30%), cephradine (28%), ampicillin (24%) and amikin (20%).


Related Articles

  • Diversity of uropathogens and their resistogram in diabetic and non-diabetic patients in sub Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, India: A case control study. Prakash, Rajat; Pal, Shekhar; Sharma, Neelam; Adekhandi, Shamanth; Juyal, Deepak; Gaurav, Vishal // International Journal of Medicine & Public Health;Jan-Mar2014, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p116 

    Background: Both symptomatic and asymptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs) are thought to occur more frequently in diabetic patients. Local data about the antimicrobial resistance of Uropathogens should be available for proper therapeutic interventions of UTI. Objective: To evaluate the...

  • T-even-related bacteriophages as candidates for treatment of Escherichia coli urinary tract infections. Nishikawa, H.; Yasuda, M.; Uchiyama, J.; Rashel, M.; Maeda, Y.; Takemura, I.; Sugihara, S.; Ujihara, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Shuin, T.; Matsuzaki, S. // Archives of Virology;Mar2008, Vol. 153 Issue 3, p507 

    Multidrug-resistant uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is increasing gradually on a worldwide scale. We therefore examined the possibility of bacteriophage (phage) therapy for urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by the UPEC strains as an alternative to chemotherapy. In addition to the...

  • Cranberry Products for Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection. Guirguis-Blake, Janelle // American Family Physician;8/1/2008, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p332 

    The article examines the use of cranberry products for treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). It was found over a 12-month period that such products had reduced the incidence of symptomatic UTI, particularly in women with recurrent infections. It is claimed that cranberries contain a...

  • Bacteriuria no more common in women with diabetes. Kuznar, Wayne // Urology Times;Apr2002, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p32 

    Focuses on the complications of diabetes in women. Risk factors of symptomatic bacteriuria in women with diabetes; Frequency of urinary tract infection between diabetic women and controls; Identification of urinary isolates by conventional method and in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobials by...

  • Prevalence and susceptibility of uropathogens: a recent report from a teaching hospital in Bangladesh. Haque, Rezwana; Akter, Most. Laila; Salam, Md. Abdus // BMC Research Notes;9/6/2015, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: This investigation was aimed to determine the current status of prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of uropathogens isolated in a teaching hospital in Bangladesh. A retrospective analysis was done at the department of Microbiology of Islami Bank Medical College, Rajshahi...

  • Native valve Escherichia coli endocarditis following urosepsis. Rangarajan, D.; Ramakrishnan, S.; Patro, K. C.; Devaraj, S.; Krishnamurthy, V.; Kothari, Y.; Satyaki, N. // Indian Journal of Nephrology;May/Jun2013, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p232 

    Gram-negative organisms are a rare cause of infective endocarditis. Escherichia coli, the most common cause of urinary tract infection and gram.negative septicemia involves endocardium rarely. In this case report, we describe infection of native mitral valve by E. coli following septicemia of...

  • Facts on UTIs: their diagnosis and cure. Tindall, Roo // GP: General Practitioner;10/20/2003, p66 

    A urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as a pure growth of more than 100,000 colony-forming units of bacteria per milliliter of urine. It is more common in women than men. The most common organism to cause UTI is Escherichia coli. UTI in children need to be treated promptly. This is to...

  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Biofilm Producing Escherichia coli of Urinary Tract Infections. Murugan, Sevanan; Devi, Pongiya Uma; John, Peedikayil Neetu // Current Research in Bacteriology;2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p73 

    Urinary tract infections is a serious health threat with respect to antibiotic resistance and biofilms formation being the prime cause for the antibiotic resistance, the present study aimed at performing in vitro detection of biofilm formation in E. coli strains isolated from urine cultures and...

  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern and ESBL Production among Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Isolated from UTI Children in Pediatric Unit of a Hospital in Kerman, Iran. Shakibaie, Mohammad Reza; Adeli, Saied; Salehi, Mohammad H. // British Microbiology Research Journal;2014, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p262 

    Aims: Emergence of antibiotic resistance and extended spectrum β- lactamase (ESBL) among uropathogens in the pediatric unit of hospitals created serious health care concern. This study deals with antimicrobial susceptibility and ESBL analysis of uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics