PREVALENCE OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CAUSED BY ESCHERICHIA COLI AND ITS SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DRUG THERAPY
Hayder H. Al-Anbari*, Miaad Hamzah Zghair and Kadhum A. Al-Hilali
Background: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a very common disease encountered in medical practice and caused by bacteria, the most common is Escherichia coli (E. coli). Objectives: the main aims of the study were to show the prevalence rate of E.coli as a cause of UTI and their susceptibility pattern to drugs. Patient and methods: One hundred university students were enrolled in the study in a random way. Forty three were females and fifty seven were males. Every student was asked to prepare a freshly voided mid-stream urine for microscopic and culture examination. Results were then analyzed after collecting data. Results: the total number of students studied were (100), females were 43 (43%) and males were 57 (57%), their ages ranged from (19-29) years with a mean of (21.3±2.5 SD). The total number of students with UTI were 45 (45% of total), ten of them had UTI caused by E. coli. Three females and seven males. Drug susceptibility showed high sensitivity E.coli to Trimethoprim, Nitrofurentoin and Gentamicin. Conclusions: the prevalence rate of UTI among university students was found to be very high (45%) and for E.coli it was very low (22.2%) and the study showed high susceptibility of E.coli to Trimethoprim, Nitrofurentoin and Gentamicin.
Keywords: UTI, University students, prevalence rate, susceptibility.
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