Community-Acquired Urinary Tract Infection by Escherichia coli in the Era of Antibiotic Resistance

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) are the most common types of infections in women. The antibiotic resistance of E. coli is increasing rapidly, causing physicians to hesitate when selecting oral antibiotics. In this review, our objective is to ensure that clinicians understand the current seriousness of antibiotic-resistant E. coli, the mechanisms by which resistance is selected for, and methods that can be used to prevent antibiotic resistance.

BioMed research international. 2018 Sep 26*** epublish ***

Dong Sup Lee, Seung-Ju Lee, Hyun-Sop Choe

Department of Urology, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Republic of Korea.

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