Occurence Of Multiple Drug Resistant Escherichia Coli From Cases Of Urinary Tract Infections


Madhurima Goswami


Urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by Escherichia coli is a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year, being the second most common infection in the community that cause morbidity or mortality in Indian subjects irrespective of age group. These pathogenic  E. coli are rapidly developing multiple drug resistance. In this study fifty nine urine samples were processed and out of that 46 isolates were confirmed to be E. coli after serotyping belonging to 18 different serotypes.  Antimicrobial susceptibility study was done on those 46 E. coli isolates against 24 different antimicrobial agents by disc diffusion method. Out of 46 isolates of E. coli, 42 of the isolates were found to be multidrug resistant. Therefore the emerging resistances to most of the widely used antimicrobial agents shown by the E. coli from cases of urinary tract infections suggest incorporation of appropriate measures to check drug prescribing policies or else the treatment of urinary tract infection would become more & more complicated in near future.