alexa Etiology and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of community-acquired urinary tract infections in a Kuwait hospital.


Medical & Surgical Urology

Author(s): Dimitrov TS, Udo EE, Emara M, Awni F, Passadilla R

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the distribution and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of bacterial strains isolated from patients with community-acquired urinary tract infections (UTIs) at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Kuwait.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted over a 7-year period. Patient information was obtained from medical record files. Antibiotic-sensitivity testing was performed by disk diffusion. E test and double disk diffusion methods were used to study the production of extended spectrum beta-lactamases.

RESULTS: Of the 14,042 urine samples processed, significant bacteriuria (>10(5) cfu/ml) was detected in 1,606 (11.4\%). The majority (74.5\%) of the isolates were from women while the remaining 25.5\% were from men. The majority of infections (75\%) were due to Enterobacteriaceae, coagulase-negative staphylococci (10.3\%) and group B streptococci (8.7\%). Among the gram-negative enteric bacilli high prevalence of resistance to ampicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, cephalothin, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole was observed. Increasing resistance to ciprofloxacin and gentamicin was observed in E. coli isolates over the 7 years. Multiple resistance was detected in 53.8 and 41\% of E. coli and Klebsiella spp. strains, respectively. No glycopeptide-resistant enterococci were isolated.

CONCLUSION: This study revealed that Enterobacteriaceae were the predominant bacterial pathogen of community-acquired UTIs in Infectious Diseases Hospital, Kuwait. It also demonstrated an increasing resistance to ciprofloxacin, gentamicin and the production of extended spectrum beta-lactamase among UTI pathogens in the community.

This article was published in Med Princ Pract and referenced in Medical & Surgical Urology

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