A Comparison of Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Klebsiella Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Spinal Cord Injured Patients with Nosocomial Infection

  • Farzin Khorvash Department of Infectious Diseases, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Kamyar Mostafavizadeh Department of Infectious Diseases, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Sina Mobasherizadeh Department of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Mohaddeseh Behjati Department of Internal Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
Keywords: Klebsiella, urinary tract infection, spinal cord injuries, anti-bacterial agents


Just regarding different risk factors for antibiotic resistant uropathogenes, it seems justice to improve diagnostic power for drug resistant uropathogenes and well appropriate empirical therapy. 300 and 145 cases of clinicopathologically diagnosed nosocomial and spinal cord injured (SCI) associated urinary tract infection (UTI), respectively, were considered as our samples included in our 24 months study (2005 and 2006). 50 (16.6%) and 26 (17.9%) correctly diagnosed Klebsiella, respectively, were cultured from our specimens . MIC pattern of this uropathogenes for 8 antibiotics was determined by gradient concentration method. The prevalence of antibiotic resistant Klebsiella was more among nosocomial associated UTI rather than SCI UTI (P


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Khorvash F, Mostafavizadeh K, Mobasherizadeh S, Behjati M. A Comparison of Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Klebsiella Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Spinal Cord Injured Patients with Nosocomial Infection. Acta Med Iran. 47(6):447-450.