Bacteriology of urinary tract infections in two general hospitals in Hong Kong
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AbstractAlthough urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common form of bacterial infection, detailed information on the aetiological agents and their antimicrobial susceptibilities in Hong Kong is lacking. In this study, we provide such information from patients presenting at two large general hospitals in Hong Kong. With some exceptions, there was no significant difference in the frequencies of organisms isolated and the levels of resistance to antimicrobial agents between the two hospitals. Escherichia coli was the commonest organism causing UTI (35%), followed by enterococci (13%) and klebsiellae (11%). There was a high level of resistance to ampicillin (72%), cephalothin (45%), Unasyn (43%), cotrimoxazole (34%) and nalidixic acid (31%). The newer quinolones such as ciprofloxacin were active, while amikacin was the most active of all the agents tested, inhibiting 98% of all organisms.
All Author(s) ListLing J.M., Ho Y.M., Cheng A.F.
Journal nameJOURNAL OF THE HONG KONG MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Year1992
Month12
Day1
Volume Number44
Issue Number2
PublisherScientific Communications International Ltd.
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages97 - 102
ISSN1010-8424
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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