African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5211

Full Length Research Paper

Urinary tract infection in apparently healthy individuals in Ile-Ife, Nigeria: Detection of predominant microorganisms and antibiotics susceptibility profile

Onifade A. K.1, Anibijuwon I. I.2* and Azariah E. J1
1Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Akure Ondo State, Nigeria. 2Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 August 2011
  •  Published: 30 September 2011


The incidence of urinary tract infections in apparently healthy individuals was conducted in Ile –Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. A total of 500 urine samples were collected from apparently healthy subjects who have not taken antibiotic therapy at least one month prior to the time of sample collection. The age of chosen ones ranged between 1 and 70 years. Thereafter, 27.2% of the volunteers were positive for significant bacteriuria. The most predominant pathogen isolated was Escherichia coli (66.18%) while other isolates include Klebsiella pneumonia (2.5%), Staphylococcus aureus (8.09%), Proteus mirabilis (6.62%),Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2.94%) and Staphylococcus faecalis (3.68%) of the total bacterial isolates. The occurrence of rate of causative organism differs significantly by both age and sex among the volunteers.  


Key words: Urinary tract infection, significant bacteriuria, pyuria.