E.COLI RESISTANCE TO FIRST-LINE TREATMENTS: A BURDEN TO HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
Khaled Alhomsi* and Mhd. Nezar Alsharif
Objective: This study aimed to determine E.coli bacteria causing urinary infections resistance to different antibiotics. Materials and methods: This is a retrospective study at Alhomsi laboratory between 1/5/2018 and 30/8/2019) including all samples of E.coli infections during the studied period. Results: We found 137 samples with E.coli Infection. The most resistance was against Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, while the highest sensitivity against E.coli was by Amikacin. Conclusion: Resistance of the E.coli in our study to different antibiotics (especially those which are considered first line treatment) is a major issue of antibiotic abuse that could lead to more resistant bacteria and a huge burden on general healthcare.
Keywords: E.coli, Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole.
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