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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 10, No. 3, 2006, pp. 103-107
Bioline Code: ja06060
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2006, pp. 103-107

 en Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern of Urinary Tract Pathogens in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
UWAEZUOKE, J C; OGBULIE, J N

Abstract

The prevalence and sensitivity pattern of urinary pathogens from 1240 patients in Port-harcourt, Nigeria was investigated. The predominant pathogens cultured was E. coli which accounted for 76.6% of the infections. Klebsiella check for this species in other resources spp was responsible for 8.1% of cases while the rest were accounted for by Proteus spp(4.8%), coagulase-negative staphylococci (3.2%), Pseudomonas check for this species in other resources Pseudomonas spp(2.4%), Enterobacter check for this species in other resources spp. (2.4%), Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources (1.6%) and Citrobacter check for this species in other resources species(0.8%). The majority of the isolates were resistant to tetracycline (75.8%), ampicillin (71.0%) and cotrimoxazole (65.3%) but exhibited good sensitivity to nitrofurantoin (88.7%), gentamicin (85.5%) and nalidixic acid (76.6%). It is recommended that a periodic reassessment of the sensitivity pattern of urinary pathogens be carried out to serve as a guide for antibiotic therapy of UTIs in a particular environment since these organisms exhibited resistance to first-line drugs used for UTI infections.

 
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