International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 518

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTI) among patients attending Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Kolawole, A. S.
  • Kolawole, A. S.
  • Medical Laboratory Dept., School of Health Technology, Keffi, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Kolawole, O. M.
  • Kolawole, O. M.
  • Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin, P. M. B. 1515 Ilorin Kwara State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Kandaki-Olukemi, Y.T.
  • Kandaki-Olukemi, Y.T.
  • Medical Laboratory Dept., School of Health Technology, Keffi, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Babatunde S.K.
  • Babatunde S.K.
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Durowade K. A.
  • Durowade K. A.
  • Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, U.I.T.H. Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Kolawole, C. F.
  • Kolawole, C. F.
  • Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, U.I.T.H. Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar


  • Article Number - 03F018A382
  • Vol.1(5), pp. 163-167, May 2009
  •  Accepted: 09 May 2009
  •  Published: 30 May 2010

Abstract

The prevalence of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) was evaluated in three hundred patients attending Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Results showed 180 (60%) patients were positive. The most common organisms were Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Proteus mirabilisIn-vitro antibiotic susceptibility tests revealed that the gram negatives bacteria were sensitive to quinolones (ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, pefloxacin) and erythromycin, while the gram positive isolates were sensitive to lincomycin, erythromycin and quinolones (ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, pefloxacin).

Key words: UTI, bacteria, antibiotic susceptibility.