International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part C (2016)
A study on clinical presentation, bacterial profile and its antibiotic sensitivity pattern in urinary tract infections among diabetic patients attending tertiary care hospital, Tamilnadu
Urinary tract infections are common with diabetes patients. Asymptomatic presentation may lead to life threatening complications. This study was done to determine the prevalence of urinary pathogens and its susceptibility pattern in diabetic patients at Meenakshi medical college & research institute, Kanchipuram. A total of 189 urine samples were collected and among them 23 (12.16%) showed significant growth (≥ 10 5 CFU/ml). Among the 23 UTI patients, 5 were IGT, 1 GDM and 17 were type 2 diabetes mellitus. None were type1 diabetes during our study. Female (73.91%) were commonly affected than males (26.08%). More number of cases has been noted in the age group 61-80 (56.52%) which is followed by 41-60 (39.13 %). 35% had asymptomatic UTI. E.coli was the common GNB isolated in this study which is followed by Klebsiella. All the isolates in our study showed major resistance to ampicillin and cotrimoxazole. Amikacin, gentamicin and 3rd generation cephalosporin showed moderate resistance and these drugs should be used with great care. Moderate resistance to quinolones are alarming. Amoxyclav, nalidixic acid and nitrofurantoin showed minimal resistance. Imipenem is the promising drug in this study but should keep this as reserve.
How to cite this article:
Senthamarai S, Sivasankari S, Anitha C, Vasumathi A, Venugopal V, Thenmozhivalli PR, Amsavathani SK. A study on clinical presentation, bacterial profile and its antibiotic sensitivity pattern in urinary tract infections among diabetic patients attending tertiary care hospital, Tamilnadu. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(3):157-159.