Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

MICROBIOLOGY REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 113--115

Antibiotic resistance pattern of uropathogens: An experience from north Indian cancer patient


Nishat Hussain Ahmed1, Kausalya Raghuraman1, Frincy Khandelwal Baruah1, Rajesh K Grover2 
1 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Delhi, India
2 Department of Clinical Oncology, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Nishat Hussain Ahmed
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Delhi
India

Empirical treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be made evidence based if it is governed by the resistance pattern of common uropathogens. A retrospective study was carried out at a tertiary care cancer institute to identify the common uropathogens and to know their resistance profile. 20.82% of the outpatients«SQ» urine samples (community-acquired urinary tract infection (CA-UTI)) and 24.83% of the indoor patients«SQ» urine samples (hospital-acquired urinary tract infection (HA-UTI)) grew uropathogens. Escherichia coli was the predominant pathogen both in CA-UTI (68%) and HA-UTI (45%) followed by Klebsiella spp and Enterococcus spp. High level of resistance to fluoroquinolones and third generation cephalosporins was noted. Nitrofurantoin was found to be a reliable oral drug for treatment of most of the uropathogens.


How to cite this article:
Ahmed NH, Raghuraman K, Baruah FK, Grover RK. Antibiotic resistance pattern of uropathogens: An experience from north Indian cancer patient.J Global Infect Dis 2015;7:113-115


How to cite this URL:
Ahmed NH, Raghuraman K, Baruah FK, Grover RK. Antibiotic resistance pattern of uropathogens: An experience from north Indian cancer patient. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Oct 19 ];7:113-115
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