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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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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 658-662

Isolation and Antibiogram of Enterococci from Patients with Urinary Tract Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Siva Prasad Reddy Basava*
Department of Microbiology, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Enterococci are implicated in blood stream infections (BSI), endocarditis, urinary tract infections (UTI), pyogenic infections, intra-abdominal and pelvic infections. The most common nosocomial infections produced by these organisms are urinary tract infections (associated with instrumentation and antimicrobial administration), followed by intra-abdominal and pelvic infections. The present study was conducted to analyse the changing patterns of antibiotic sensitivity to Enterococci in patients with urinary tract infection. It was a prospective study of one year duration where 1180 urine samples from patients with suspected UTI were analysed. Isolation of Enterococci was done by conventional methods and AST was done by Kirby Bauer Disc Diffusion method as per CLSI guidelines. Linezolid would be the best choice for treatment of complicated and multidrug resistant enterococcal infections. For vancomycin resistant Enterococci, tigecycline can be a good option. Teicoplanin can be used as a reserve drug for enterococcal infections. Azithromycin and Clindamycin have no therapeutic role in treatment of enterococcal infections and hence can be avoided while antibiotic susceptibility testing.

Keywords: Enterococci,UTI, Linezolid, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci, Tigecycline, Teicoplanin.

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Siva Prasad Reddy Basava. 2016. Isolation and Antibiogram of Enterococci from Patients with Urinary Tract Infection in a Tertiary Care HospitalInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 658-662. doi:
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