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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 10, No. 2, 2007, pp. 269 - 273
Bioline Code: md07038
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2007, pp. 269 - 273

 en Prevalence of Some Uropathogenic Bacterial Isolates and their Susceptibility to Some Quinolones
Idowu, A.O & Odelola, H.A.

Abstract

Bacterial Isolates of different Genera were collected from suspected cases of Urinary tract infection in Ibadan and their prevalence was determined. Sensitivity pattern of the organisms to quinolone antibacterial agents was also investigated by the antibiotic disc diffusion method using Kirby Bauer method. The study revealed the prevalence of uropathogenic organisms as follows:- Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources (46.2%), Klebsiella check for this species in other resources spp (23.1%), Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources (21.1%) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa check for this species in other resources (9.6%). The quinolones were found to be highly effective against all the organisms. The average percentage susceptibility of the organisms were as follow: Staphylococcus aureus (92.7%) Escherichia coli (81.7%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (76.0%), and Klebsiella spp (70.0%). As indicated by their high activity, quinolones are better alternatives to commonly prescribed antibiotics in Urinary tract infection therapy although caution must be exercised in their prescription as the emerging low level of resistance may portend great danger for their future use.

Keywords
Uropathogenic, Bacterial Isolates, Prevalence, Susceptibility, Quinolones

 
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