Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Escherichia coli in outpatient urinary isolates in Izmir, Turkey

Yilmaz N., Agus N., Yurtsever S. G., PULLUKÇU H., Gulay Z., Coskuner A., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.15, no.11, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: urinary tract infection, Escherichia coli, antimicrobial resistance, outpatients, TRACT-INFECTIONS, ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANCE, RISK-FACTORS, PATHOGENS, CYSTITIS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Knowledge of antimicrobial resistance pattern in Escherichia coli, the predominant pathogen associated with urinary tract infection (UTI), is important as a guide in selecting empirical antimicrobial therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of E. coli strains isolated from adult outpatients with UTI, in Izmir, Turkey.