Study finds ‘strikingly high’ antibiotic resistance among urine E. coli isolates in US

Study finds ‘strikingly high’ antibiotic resistance among urine E. coli isolates in US

There was a “strikingly high” level of antibiotic resistance among outpatient urine Escherichia coli isolates collected during a recent 9-year period in the United States, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.“These data demonstrate the high prevalence of nonsusceptible E. coli, with significant variation in resistance depending on geographic location within the U.S. for patients presenting to outpatient clinics with uncomplicated urinary tract infection,” Infectious Disease News Editorial Board Member Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH, professor ofRead More

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