Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria isolated in Urinary Tract Infections

Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria


  • Mazin Saleem Salman PhD Medical Microbiology, Department of Pharmacy Technologies, Southern Technical University, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Iraq.



Antibiotic resistance pattern, antimicrobial susceptibility, Escherichia coli. urinary tract infection.



Objectives: This study aimed to examine the relationships between isolated bacterial agents, age, and gender, as well as antibiotic resistance of UTI isolates, in addition to investigate the antibiotic resistance in a section of Iraqi patients with UTI.

 Methods: Isolates (885) from patients and outpatients with symptomatic urinary tract infections at Al-Sadder teaching hospital in Basra province, southern Iraq, from January to August 2022.

 Results: The results of patient specimens cultured on appropriate culture media indicate that the number of negative cultures was 528 while the number of positive cultures was 357; females are more susceptible to UTIs than males (170). The age category 60 years had the highest infection rate (31%), followed by 20-29 years (19.3%).  The most prevalent etiological agent was Escherichia coli (28.3%), followed by Staphylococcus spp. (19.3%), Candida albicans (14.9%), and Klebsiella pneumonia (14.9%).

Conclusion: The results demonstrate that various bacteria exhibit variable degrees of sensitivity to different antibiotics, with the significant finding that the majority of urinary isolates were highly resistant to commonly used antibiotics.


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How to Cite

Saleem Salman, M. (2024). Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria isolated in Urinary Tract Infections: Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, 10(2).