Enterococcal Urinary Tract Infection in Newborns at a Pediatric Hospital in Saudi Arabia

Authors

  • Shamweel Ahmad Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Hamed Abdullah Alotaibi Regional Laboratory, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Sultan Hamad Alkhaibari Department of Pathological and Clinical Laboratory Medicine Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Bassam Mushabab Alshahrani Department of Pathological and Clinical Laboratory Medicine Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v19i2.50626

Keywords:

Enterococcus, newborns, multidrug resistance, imipenem, sensitivity pattern

Abstract

The main goal of this study was to examine the spectrum of Enterococci that cause urinary tract infection in newborns. This study was conducted during September 2018 to November 2018 at Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz University. A total of 317 urine samples were taken from newborns admitted to the Children's Hospital in the city of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In total, 30 (9.5%) Enterococcal strains were isolated from 317 samples. Of these, 17 (56.6%) were from male and 13 (43.4%) were from female patients. From antibiotic sensitivity assay, it was observed that all of the isolates were resistant to clindamycin. But Imipenem and Augmentin were found highly sensitive. So, these sensitive antibiotics can be used for the treatment of newborns UTIs caused by the enterococcal strains.

Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 19(2): 119-124, 2020 (December)

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2020-12-10

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Ahmad, S., Alotaibi, H. A., Alkhaibari, S. H., & Alshahrani, B. M. (2020). Enterococcal Urinary Tract Infection in Newborns at a Pediatric Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 19(2), 119–124. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v19i2.50626

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