Etiology and antimicrobial resistance profile of urinary tract infection in children, Valdivia 2012 - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Since initial antibiotic treatment in patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) is empiric, is very important to know the local epidemiology to make the correct therapeutical decisions.

OBJECTIVE: Determinate local features of antimicrobial resistance in pediatric patients with UTI.

METHOD: Retrospective review of urine culture tests of children under 15 years old, obtained in a pediatric emergency department in Valdivia, between February and December 2012.

RESULTS: Escherichia coli showed high percentage of resistance to ampicillin (44,8%) and first generation cephalosporin (36%).

DISCUSSION: A well understanding of local antimicrobial resistance profile is useful to a correct empiric treatment.

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Herrera C, Navarro D, Täger M.   Are you the author?

Reference: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2014 Dec;31(6):757-8.
doi: 10.4067/S0716-10182014000600019

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25679936

Article in Spanish. Infections Section

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