QUINOLONE RESISTANT E. COLI - A SILENT INVADER IN ELDERLY PATIENTS: A STUDY FROM EASTERN INDIA
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Rajdeep Saha, Anirban Bhaduri, Paramita Das, Kalidas Rit, Arnab Mallik, Papiya Biswas, Jaya Das, Dipanwita Pal
2014 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
BACKGROUND: Quinolone resistant Escherichia coli associated urinary tract infection in geriatric age group poses a very serious problem. AIMS: To find out the prevalence of quinolone resistant Escherichia coli causing geriatric urinary tract infection and their electropherotype determination by agarose gel electrophoresis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The hospital based prospective study included elderly patients aged 65 years and above who were admitted, or visited the outpatient departments in the
more » ... departments in the hospital, and had confirmed UTI. RESULTS: Escherichia coli (69.6%) were most common offending agent isolated from urine. Among them, 73% was quinolone resistant. Isolated quinolone resistant Escherichia coli were further sub typed by agarose gel electrophoresis to know their pattern of resistance. CONCLUSIONS: Fluroquinolone resistant Escherichia coli have emerged as a potential threat causing both communities acquired and nosocomial urinary tract infection and monitoring of resistance is necessary to prevent treatment failure and increased morbidity and mortality with UTI.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2014/3666 fatcat:ktklhybaxvajtl2ovrhyz34xgi