ISSN: 0973-7510

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Research Article | Open Access
Fatema Khatun1, Naresh Kumar1 , Khushboo2, Maruf Abony3and Suvamoy Datta4
1Department of Life Sciences, RIMT University, Mandi Gobingarh-147 301, Punjab, India.
2Department of Biosciences, Chandigarh University, Mohali-140 413, Punjab, India.
3Department of Microbiology, Primeasia University, 12 Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh.
4Department of Microbiology, School of Science, Primeasia University, 12 Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh.
Article Number: 7672 | © The Author(s). 2022
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2022;16(3):2028-2034.
Received: 10 March 2022 | Accepted: 14 June 2022 | Published online: 19 August 2022
Issue online: September 2022

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the leading cause of death among patients and majority of people visiting the hospital worldwide. In the current quantitative study, urine samples were obtained using sterile method and 100 isolates, including 60 Escherichia coli, 28 Klebsiella sp., and 12 Proteus sp., were investigated in a laboratory. Current study showed that E. coli 60/100 (60%) was the most common cause of UTI followed by Klebsiella sp. 28/100 (28%) and Proteus sp. 12/100 (12%).  Cefotaxime (86.67% sensitive) was found to be the best drug for treating infections with E. coli, ceftazidime (100% sensitive) for infections with Klebsiella sp., and imipenem and levofloxacin (100% sensitive) for infections with Proteus sp. Overall, 51% of the isolated strains showed high multidrug resistance (MDR). Because of the alarming increase in extensively drug-resistant and MDR uropathogens, which is a concern in public health, the rational use of antimicrobial therapy should be implemented.


UTI, MDR, Uropathogenic, E.coli, Dhaka

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