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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 2823-2836
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.297


Bacterial Pathogens Associated With Urinary Tract Infections among Rural Women in Doma, Nasarawa State
Mantu Eno Chongs, Nfongeh Joseph Fuh, Orole Olukayode Olugbenga,Obiekezie Smart and Lamini Jebes Ngolo
Department of Microbiology, Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Drug resistance in bacterial pathogen is an evolving problem requiring monitoring. The study aims at determining the prevalence of bacterial pathogens associated with urinary tract infections in rural women. Urine samples (320) were collected from women in Doma Local Government Area, Nasarawa State and bacteria isolated from the samples. Isolates were identified and serotyping carried out. Antibiogram profile of the isolates was subsequently carried out. Escherichia coli was the most isolated species with 238x105cfu/ml, while Pseudomonas aeruginosa (12.9x105cfu/ml) had the lowest values obtained. Age range 15–24 years had the highest prevalence of significant bacteriuria (22%), followed by 25–34 years with 14% prevalence. Result of the occupation of participants revealed that students and business women had 28% and 15% prevalence of significant bacteriuria respectively. Enterohemorrhagic E. coli 0157 with 8 serotypes, had the highest prevalence of 36.4%, while E. coli strain 015 had one serotype with a prevalence of 4.55%. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the most resistant isolate resisting gentamycin, streptomycin, nalidixic acid, and cotrimoxazole completely at 100% resistance. The study concludes that E. coli were the major pathogens isolated from urine, and it is highly resistant to commonly prescribed drugs.


Keywords: Bacterial Pathogens, Urinary tract infections, E. coli
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Mantu Eno Chongs, Nfongeh Joseph Fuh, Orole Olukayode Olugbenga, Obiekezie Smart and Lamini Jebes Ngolo. 2018. Bacterial Pathogens Associated With Urinary Tract Infections among Rural Women in Doma, Nasarawa State.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 2823-2836. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.297