OJMM  Vol.5 No.1 , March 2015
Bacterial Uropathogen among Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patients at a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria
ABSTRACT
As the lumen of the prostatic urethra becomes compromised by fibroadenomatous growth in the periurethral region of the prostate of men with Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), urine outflow is obstructed progressively resulting in incomplete bladder empting causing stasis and may predispose patients to infection. Mid stream urine samples were collected from 94 BPH patients. Macroscopy, microscopy, culture and antibiotic susceptibility test were carried out on isolated uropathogens. Isolated bacteria were characterized using biochemical tests. Isolated bacterial pathogens include Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella oxytoca, Morgarella morgani, K. pneumonia and Enterococcus faecalis in order of frequency. The isolates show highest resistance of 87.1% to Ciprofloxacin and least resistance of 12.9% to Imipenem. The isolates were found to be multi-drug resistant and the 12.9% resistance to Imipenem suggests presence of Carbapenemase producing bacteria among the isolates.

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Oshodi, A. , Nwabuisi, C. , Popoola, A. , Edungbola, L. , Agbede, O. , Akanbi II, A. , Fadeyi, A. and Raheem, R. (2015) Bacterial Uropathogen among Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patients at a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria. Open Journal of Medical Microbiology, 5, 22-27. doi: 10.4236/ojmm.2015.51004.
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