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

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

1 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Delhi, India
2 Department of Clinical Oncology, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Delhi, India

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Nishat Hussain Ahmed
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.161742

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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' urine samples (community-acquired urinary tract infection (CA-UTI)) and 24.83% of the indoor patients' 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.

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