Urinary Bacterial Profile in Sexually Active Women


  • ..Shafiqa Ahmed.. Department of Microbiology Jinnah University for Women, Karachi: Pakistan Author


E. coli , Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Enterococcus, Pseudomonas, Streptococcus


Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are mainly the general bacterial infection and a common problem in sexually active women.  Women are particularly at risk because of their short urethra, and certain behavioral factors which include delay in micturition, sexual activity and the use of diaphragms and spermicides. In pregnancy infections of urinary tract is related through significant morbidity for the mother and the baby both. The bacterial profile isolated from urine samples of sexually active women at Ziauddin Hospital Karachi. The study includes all women aged between 25-45 years. A total of 25 urine samples from sexually active women were used in this study. Organisms were identified from mid-stream clean catch urine samples and antibiotic susceptibility was performed using bacteriological standard tests. All the 25samples analyzed, were positive for bacterial infection. Although E. coli (52%) as usual, the most common pathogen implicated in UTI. Other isolated organisms include Klebsiella (20%), Enterobacter (16%), Enterococcus, Pseudomonas, and Streptococcus Group D (4%).E.coli is the most common pathogen involved in UTI in sexually active women.


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