د. حسين محمود عباس
  • SOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA FROM IRAQI WOMEN WITH RECURRENT URINARY TRACT INFECTION
  • Abstract

    The current study was carried out to identify the most prevalent bacterial species among Iraqi women suffered from recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTI). Eighty mid-stream urine specimens were collected from Iraqi women referring to different hospitals in Baghdad governorate. Forty specimens were taken from rUTI female patients which represent the patient group. Another forty mid-stream urine specimens were obtained from healthy women; thereby considered as the control group. All grown colonies were primarily identified via morphological and biochemical tests. The identification was confirmed using VITEK 2 compact system. The results showed that Escherichia coli was a predominant isolate (42.5%) followed by Staphylococcus aureus (22.5%), Staphylococcus epidermidis (12.5%), Proteus mirabilis (10%) and (5%) for each Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Keywords: Recurrent urinary tract infections, Iraqi women, bacteria