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Journal of Infection and Molecular Biology

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J. Inf. Mol. Biol. 1 (2): 35 - 37
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Abid Sarwar1, Sohail Aslam1, Muhammad Asif Habeeb1*

1Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University of Lahore, 54600 Pakistan
*Corresponding author: asif.habeeb@imbb.uol.edu.pk

ABSTRACT
Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance pattern of pathogens involved in urinary tract infections (UTI)could be used to monitor therapeutic measures and subsequent change in antibiotics administration. Urine samples (n = 100) were collected aseptically from patients suspected of UTI originating from different hospitals (n = 4) of Lahore City and subjected to conventional microbiological procedures for isolation and identification of bacteria, and antimicrobial susceptibility.Of the total examined, 71 samples showed positivity to bacterial growth.Escherichia coli (50%) was the most prevalent bacteria found in urine samples followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa(20%), Klebsiella pneumonia (17%) andProteus mirabilis(13%).All isolates showed high resistance to vancomycin and ampicillin whereas efficacy of amikacin against all the pathogens was incredibly excellent.

Key Words: Urinary tract infections, E. coli, Cephalexin, Vancomycin, Proteus mirabilis