Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

URINARY TRACT INFECTION AMONG INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY INDIVIDUALS "ETIOLOGY AND ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE PATTERNS" IN REHABILITATION CENTERS OF MAZANDARAN PROVINCE, NORTHERN Iran 2014

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

URINARY TRACT INFECTION AMONG INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY INDIVIDUALS "ETIOLOGY AND ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE PATTERNS" IN REHABILITATION CENTERS OF MAZANDARAN PROVINCE, NORTHERN Iran 2014

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Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the major problems in rehabilitation centers for mentally retard- ed. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence rate and etiologic agents of UTI in inhabitants of rehabilita- tion centers of Mazandaran province in northern Iran and to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of the uro- pathogens isolated.

Methods: Clean catch midstream urine sample was collected from each of 314 participants (163 males, 151 females) resid- ing in 12 rehabilitation centers of Ramsar, Nowshahr, chalows, Amoul, Sari and behshahr. Urine specimens were cultured and bacterial isolates were identified by conventional methods. All urines fulfilling the criteria for the presence of pyuria and ≥104 cfu / ml urine were included in the study. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed by Kirby- Bauer disc diffusion method.

Results: The rate of urinary tract infection was30.9 %. In the present study, the highest rate of UTI were identified in pedi- atrics (p<0.0001).The prevalence of UTI were shown to be higher in female subjects than in male subjects with the rate of 46.3% in young aged females (20-29 years), 60% in middle aged females (40-49 years) and 50% in elderly (>50years). …

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