Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129177
Title: Community acquired urinary tract infections in Singapore: a microbiological study.
Authors: Chan, R.K.
Lye, W.C.
Lee, E.J. 
Kumarasinghe, G.
Lim, H.Y.
Issue Date: May-1992
Citation: Chan, R.K.,Lye, W.C.,Lee, E.J.,Kumarasinghe, G.,Lim, H.Y. (1992-05). Community acquired urinary tract infections in Singapore: a microbiological study.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 21 (3) : 361-363. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We studied 214 patients with culture proven community acquired infections. A total of 219 organisms were isolated, of which 68.2% were Escherichia coli, 10.1% Klebsiella sp and 5.5% Proteus mirabilis. Gram positive cocci accounted for 10.5% of organisms isolated. The majority of organisms isolated were sensitive to nalidixic acid (81.1%), nitrofurantoin (80.7%), cephalexin (74.7%) and trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole (65.0%). Resistance to ampicillin was common (49.8%), as such the use of ampicillin in community acquired urinary tract infections will result in a high failure rate.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129177
ISSN: 03044602
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