International Medical Science Research Journal

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Creator Hassan, Rosline
Ismail, Shaiful Bahari
Jaalam, Kamaruddin
Mustapha, Muzaimi
Urinary Tract Infection, Epidemiology, Etiology, Treatment
Description Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the parts of urinary tract of the body which include the lower and upper tract. The upper tract of the system include ureters and kidneys; while, lower tract include prostate in males, bladder, and urethra. If the infection is in the upper segment in the tract, it is known as kidney infection. Whereas, lower urinary tract is known as cystitis or bladder infection. Two common type of infection are based on bacteria or fungus. In this study, the objective was to test the bacterial UTIs etiology in the area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The focus was to identify the proper antibiotics, epidemiology especially high-risk groups as well as positivity rate in terms of gender and age. The methodology of the study was collection and analysis of Urine specimen samples using the  sterile container for later sensitivity and culture purpose. Isolated organisms were removed using different biochemical tests and proper antibiograms were found by using the AST or dish diffusion method. Our results based on sampling of 1402 specimens collected and tested showed positivity rate of UTI among 23.25 % (326 out of 1402 patients). The most common caused bacteria causing UTI was Escherichia Coli (E.Coli). the other commonly found bacteria included Enterococcoi, proteus, Klebsiella, Staphylococci, and Enterobacter. Our results confirmed that there was more presence of UTI among female compare to male sample. In terms of age, the common age group was between 22 to 28 years. The Tetracyclin was found to be most resistant antibiogram where as Chloramphenicol was found to be the most sensitive.
Publisher International Medical Science Research Journal
Date 2019-11-09
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article

Format application/pdf
Source International Medical Science Research Journal; Vol 1, No 3 (2019); 61-66
Language eng

Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Rosline Hassan, Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Kamaruddin Jaalam, Muzaimi Mustapha

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