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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 14-19

Organism causing Urinary Tract Infection with Special Reference to Staphylococcus saprophyticus
Amar C. Sajjan*, Krishnamurthy Sirigadha and G. Swetha
Department of Microbiology, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Staphylococcus saprophyticus once thought to have little or no importance in causing UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). It is the second most common pathogen after Escherichia coli causing 10-20 % of all UTI especially in sexually active young woman. To know the prevalence of Staphylococcus saprophyticus and its antibiotic sensitivity testing. Mid stream urine sample collected and inoculated on MacConkey agar, blood agar and CLED agar. The organism identified by biochemical test and Novobiocin sensitivity test. Total 177 isolated from patients with symptomatic UTI, among them 26(13.13%) isolates were Staphylococcus saprophyticus. Antibiotics like Vancomycin, Linezolid and Imipenem showed 100% sensitivity followed by Nitrofurantoin which is 84.61 % and least being Ampicillin (26.92%). The study showed predominance of Staphylococcus saprophyticus in sexually active young woman.

Keywords: UTI, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Antibiotic sensitivity testing

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Amar C. Sajjan, Krishnamurthy Sirigadha and Swetha, G. 2016. Organism causing Urinary Tract Infection with Special Reference to Staphylococcus saprophyticusInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 14-19. doi:
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