Antibiotic resistance in childhood urinary tract infections: A single-center experience

Turk Pediatri Ars. 2020 Dec 16;55(4):386-392. doi: 10.14744/TurkPediatriArs.2020.22309. eCollection 2020.


AIM: Urinary tract infections are the most common genitourinary tract disease in children, and inappropriate antibiotic and/or dose selection increase the likelihood of resistance. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of urinary tract infection pathogens, patterns of resistance to antibiotics, and empirical treatment options.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2013 and December 2017, urine culture and antibiogram results of pediatric patients aged 0 days to 16 years were analyzed retrospectively. Antibiotic susceptibilities were determined using disc diffusion according to methods of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute.

RESULTS: Of the 1326 children with culture growth, 1070 (80.6%) were female and 256 (19.3%) were male. The most common microorganism found was (1138, 85.8%) E. Coli, followed by Klebsiella spp. (71, 5.3%), Enterobacter spp. (44, 3.3%), and Proteus spp. (28, 2.1%). High frequency of resistance to ampicillin, ampicillin-sulbactam, amoxicillin-clavulanate, cefuroxime axetil, as TMP-SMX was detected in all microorganisms, whereas resistance to amikacin, meropenem, imipenem, ertapenem, fosfomycin, and nitrofurantoin was low.

CONCLUSION: E. coli was the most common causative agent of urinary tract infections in childhood. High resistance to ampicillin, ampicillin-sulbactam, amoxicillin-clavulanate, cefuroxime axetil, and TMP-SMX was detected in all agents in our center.

PMID:33414656 | PMC:PMC7750337 | DOI:10.14744/TurkPediatriArs.2020.22309