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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-7

Urinary tract infection due to staphylococcus saprophyticus in young women


1 Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram Main Road, Quthbullapur, Hyderabad-500055, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram Main Road, Quthbullapur, Hyderabad-500055, India
3 Professor & HOD, Dept. of Microbiology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram Main Road, Quthbullapur, Hyderabad-500055, India

Correspondence Address:
Syed Shafeequr Rahman
Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Malla Reddy Institute Of Medical Sciences, Suraram Main Road, Quthbullapur, Hyderabad-500055
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.302613

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Background: Staph. saprophyticus, hitherto; was considered solely as the laboratory contaminant & normal flora of the skin. Studies differ in their opinion about the incidence and age group distribution of this infection. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of Staphylococcus saprophyticus (Staph. saprophyticus). Methods: 200 urine specimens of women aged between 15-35 years, sexually active with symptoms of urinary tract infection, attending the hospital OPD, were analyzed. Results: Out of 200 samples, 85 (42.5%) specimens were found positive for bacterial growth on culture. Staph. saprophyticus was isolated from the urine of two (1%) patients, indicating the low prevalence of this organism as a urinary tract pathogen in our area. Antibiogram of the organism showed susceptibility to commonly used antibiotics. Conclusion: It is wise to subject urine samples to the identification of Staph. saprophyticus routinely for all isolates of coagulase negative Staphylococci to know the actual incidence of infection in the population.


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