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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 8(5) pp. 111-119, May, 2020 

Copyright © 2020 Merit Research Journals
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3832418

Original Research Article

Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection among the Patients Admitted in the Brahmanbaria Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh


Nafisa Tabassum1*, Aklima Akter2 and Mrityunjoy Acharjee3


*1Sonear Laboratories LTD, Toyenbee Circular Road Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Microbiology Culture Lab, Brahmanbaria Medical College, Bangladesh
3Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51, Siddeswari Road, Dhaka 1217

*Corresponding Author E-mail: nafisa.maisha94@gmail.com

Received: 20 April 2020 I Accepted: 08 May 2020 I Published: 23 May 2020
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




Urinary tract Infection has become on the top of the list of common infectious diseases worldwide especially in Bangladesh. This study attempted to emphasize the prevalence of UTI patients affected by uropathogenic strains admitted in Brahmanbaria Medical College, Bangladesh. The study was conducted among 150 patients of different ages and sex from November, 2019 to January, 2020 through conventional cultural, biochemical methods as well as disk diffusion methods (Kirby-Bauer methods) to determine the uropathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern. Among 150 samples, 50 were male, 50 were female and the rest of the samples were children. About 33.33% cases were UTI positive among which 48% female patients were UTI positive. Most of the UTI were caused by Escherichia coli (48%). Moreover, Enterobacter spp, Pseudomonas aeroginosa, Staphylococcus aures, Proteus vulguris, Citrobacter spp, Staphylococcus saprophyticus were also estimated. The pathogens showed 100% resistance against Amoxicillin and the sensitivity (84%) was recorded against Meropename. Nonetheless, Nitrofurantion, Amikacin and Gentamicin were also effective against the isolates. The significant numbers of pathogens were found to be resistant against more than one antibiotics denoted as Multidrug Resistant (MDR) strain which might be hinder the proper treatment of the patients.

Keywords: UTI, Pathogens, Drug resistant, MDR










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