Journal of Kidney

ISSN - 2472-1220


A 4-year Study of Community Acquired Urinary Tract Infections from a Tertiary Diagnostic Centre in Mumbai with Special Reference to MIC Values

Shaheen Shaikh, Sanjay Arora and Heeral Pandya

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are among the most frequent infectious diseases affecting humans, and represent an important public health problem with a substantial economic burden. Due to the high empiric use of antibiotics for treatment of UTI, antibacterial resistance of Enterobacteriaceae, specifically the main uropathogens Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, has significantly increased worldwide. A retrospective analysis of cases of community acquired UTI reported over last 4 years at Suburban Diagnostics was done. A total of 27,501 cases of UTI were analysed retrospectively. Growth was found in 12,476 (45.36%). 15,025 (54.63%) cases were sterile on culture. Community acquired UTI is showing increasing resistance as seen in our study of 4 years with around 27,000 cases of UTI and around 12,000 isolates. High rates of ESBL-64% of E. coli and 54% Klebsiella isolates found in our study reinforce the fact that this form of resistance is common in community acquired UTI.