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


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

  • 19104022

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-6596

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/AAC.01188-08


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States