Bacterial Diseases

Urinary Tract Infection: An Infection Caused by Gram-Negative Bacteria especially E. coli

Author(s): Muhammad Imran Qadir and Muhammad Mubashar Idrees

Pp: 176-179 (4)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811473760120010042

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) occurs due to inflammation of the urinary tract including bladder, urethra and kidneys by invading gram-negative bacteria especially E. coli. Signs and symptoms of UTI are fever, vomiting, nausea and irritation during urination. Clinical diagnosis is done by using a nitrite test and microbial culture on Cysteine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient (CLED) media plates. Penicillin, cephalosporin, carbapenem and some other antibiotics are used to cure this infection.

Keywords: Gram-Negative Bacteria, Microbial Culture, Urinary Tract Infection.

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