Antimicrobial susceptibility of community-acquired uropathogens in general practice

  • SH Keah
  • EC Wee
  • KS Chng
  • KC Keah
Keywords: Urinary tract infection, antibiotic therapy, family practice


Antibiotic resistance of urinary tract pathogens has increased worldwide. The purpose of this study is to provide information regarding local resistance pattern of urinary pathogens to the commonly used antibiotics. One hundred and seventeen cases of community-acquired urinary tract infections were studied. The most common group of patients was the uncomplicated acute cystitis in women. E. coli was the most common isolate. Overall, antimicrobial susceptibility test on the organisms isolated showed a resistance of 63.0% to ampicillin, 40.1% to sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (S-T), 14.3% to pipemidic acid, 8.6% to norfloxacin, 3.8% to cephalexin, 3.7% to amoxicillin-clavulanate, 1.0% to cefuroxime, and 1.0% to fosfomycin. Three out of fivepatients on ampicillin as well as two out of five patients on S-T were likely to be inadequately treated.


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KeahS., WeeE., ChngK., & KeahK. (2007). Antimicrobial susceptibility of community-acquired uropathogens in general practice. Malaysian Family Physician, 2(2), 6. Retrieved from
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