Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection among Children Attending Babban Mutum Science Primary School Shekal, Bauchi State, Nigeria


The study was conducted to determine the prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection among children attending Babban Mutum Science Primary School Shekal, Bauchi State, Nigeria. The study was carried out between May to July 2014. Among apparently healthy pupils, a questionnaire was administered to determine the risk factors from different age groups, sex, and bed wetting history. One hundred (100) clean-catch urine samples were obtained from the pupils using standard procedures. Microbial culture on Cystein Lactose Electrolyte Deficient (CLED) ager and subsequent Biochemical tests revealed that Eschericia coli (E. coli) with 11 (28.9%) was the most prevalent while Staphylococcus aureus with 2 (5.3%) was the least prevalent of the samples with significant bacterial growth (≥105 CFU/ml). 38 isolates were obtained out of which Gram negative bacteria were the most isolated. The in-vitro antibiotic resistance pattern of the isolates to common antimicrobial agents shows that the isolates are susceptible to all the antibiotics except Amoxycilline which is shown to be less effective in showing great sensitivity.

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Allamin, I. , Machina, I. , Abbas, M. and Angale, K. (2015) Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection among Children Attending Babban Mutum Science Primary School Shekal, Bauchi State, Nigeria. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101596.

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