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Multi-resistant gram negative enteric bacteria causing urinary tract infection among malnourished underfives admitted at a tertiary hospital, northwestern, Tanzania

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Title
Multi-resistant gram negative enteric bacteria causing urinary tract infection among malnourished underfives admitted at a tertiary hospital, northwestern, Tanzania
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Italian Journal of Pediatrics, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13052-015-0151-5
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Maimuna Ahmed, Nyambura Moremi, Mariam M. Mirambo, Adolfine Hokororo, Martha F. Mushi, Jeremiah Seni, Erasmus Kamugisha, Stephen E. Mshana

Abstract

Infections are common complications occurring in malnourished childrenas a result of impaired immunity. Urinary tract infections (UTI) have been found to be the commonest cause of fever in normal children in developing countries. However, data regarding UTI among malnourished children is limited because in most of time severe and moderately malnourished children are afebrile despite significant bacteriuria. A total of 402 malnourished underfives were enrolled. Demographic and other clinical characteristics were collected using standardized data collection tool. Urine specimens were cultured and interpreted according to standard operating procedures. Data were analyzed using STATA version 11. Out of 402 malnourished underfives, 229 (56.9 %) were male. The median age in months was 17 (IQR; 12-31). Of 402 malnourished underfives, 83 (20.3 %) had significant bacteriuria of gram negative enteric bacteria. Escherichia coli 35/84 and Klebsiella pneumonia 20/84 were predominant bacteria isolated. More than 37 % of isolates were resistant to third generation cephalosporins with all of them exhibiting extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) phenotype. Rates of resistance to ampicillin, amoxillin/clavulanic acid, gentamicin and ciprofloxacin were 82/84 (98.7 %), 47/55 (85.4 %), 45/84 (57.8 %) and 9/84 (10.8 %) respectively. Decrease in age and increase in lymphocytes count were independent factors on multivariate logistic regression analysis found to predict UTI (p < 0.05). Multi-resistant gram negative enteric bacteria are common cause of UTI among underfives. A significant number of severe and moderate malnourished children with bacteriuria had no fever. Therefore, routine testing for UTI is emphasized in all malnourished underfives so that appropriate treatment can be initiated.

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Unknown 123 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 15%
Student > Master 18 15%
Student > Postgraduate 14 11%
Other 7 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 22 18%
Unknown 36 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Other 11 9%
Unknown 43 35%

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