Antibiotic resistance in urinary isolates of Escherichia coli from college women with urinary tract infections.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Of 176 urine isolates from female students positive for Escherichia coli, 29.6% were trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole resistant and none were nitrofurantoin resistant. Among students with a history of urinary tract infection (UTI) (n = 119), resistance to ciprofloxacin was 11.8%, compared to 1.8% among those without prior UTI. Nitrofurantoin should be considered for empirical therapy of lower tract UTI.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olson, RP; Harrell, LJ; Kaye, KS

Published Date

  • March 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 1285 - 1286

PubMed ID

  • 19104022

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2650563

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-6596

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/AAC.01188-08


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States