Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a significant
health problem worldwide, affecting all ages and both sexes. Hence, the
need for determination
of microorganisms causing urinary tract infection (UTI) and their in-vitro
susceptibility test is of paramount important to improve service delivery to
patients. With this background, a retrospective study was carried out from July
2013 to December 2013 at National Hospital Abuja (NHA).
This study is planned to determine the prevalence of
urinary tract infection (UTI) among
different sexes and age groups as well as the predominant bacterial pathogens
and their sensitivity to antibiotics so as to guide empirical antibiotic therapy.
This is aimed at
providing improved patient care and management.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
total of 2640 urine samples from patients attending both inpatient and Outpatient
departments of NHA were included in this study. Data of all patients who had positive
urine culture between July 2013 and December 2013 were systematically and
retrospectively collected from the Laboratory register of the Medical
Microbiology and Parasitology Department. Demographic data of these selected
individuals’ patient, sex, marital status, pathogens isolated and their
antimicrobial sensitivity pattern were collated and analyse. These urine
samples were earlier subjected to culture and sensitivity test with the use of
standard bacteriological techniques as described by American Society for
five percent of the total urine samples (2640) showed significant bacterial
growth. Ten different bacterial species were isolated. Among these, Escherichia coli (49.5%) was
significantly the most predominant one (P<0.05) followed by Staphylococcus aureus (14.9%), Klebsiella spp (11.8%), Enterococcus faecalis (8.9%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (4.4%), Proteus spp (3.3%) and others.
Majority of Gram-negative bacteria showed susceptibility towards Ciprofloxacin,
Gentamicin, and Amikacin. The age group with highest frequency of UTIs was
21–30 years with females predominating in all the age groups except in less
than 1 and above 60 years (Fig. 7). The results showed that married women are
more likely to be affected than their single or widowed counterparts while the
reverse was the case in males (Fig. 8).
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