Urine Cultures in Female

Study at Suburban Diagnostics of more than 7500 urine isolates in female patients indicated

  • Ecoli
  • Klebsiella
  • Pseudomonas

as most common organism.

Why is treating a UTI a challenge?

Studies indicated different Drug Sensitivity patterns for the same organism

% of cases in women found sensitive to the antibiotics Sensitivity Pattern (in %)
Amoxi-Clav Cefixime Nitrofurantoin Fluoroquinolone
E.Coli 48 36 74 35
Klebsilla 44 44 19 61
Pseudomonas 0 0 0 64
Proteus 65 69 0 51

ESBL: Extended Spectrum b Lactamase

The difference in sensitivity pattern is due to variable ESBL production in gram –ve organism with the age group

  • Higher Age – Higher ESBL
  • Higher ESBL – Lower Sensitivity
  • Higher Age – Lower Sensitivity

Therefore

Urine culture test is essential in each case of UTI

Agewise antibiotic sensitivity pattern in women

Choose the right Antibiotics by getting a Urine Culture tested at Suburban Diagnostics!