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Old 11-04-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Urinary Tract Infection continuing despite treatment

We believe my wife has a Urinary Tract Infection. She has been needing to pee frequently and there has been a burning pain when she pees. The problems

initiall started a week and two days ago and following the advice on the NHS Direct website we tried to self treat the symptoms got worse (including blood in

the urine) and so we went to see a Doctor a week ago. They prescribed her with a 5 day course of Norflox (1 x 400mg, twice daily), and Citralia (2 x 5ml,

twice daily) and a 3 day course of Rantae (1 x 156mg, twice daily). These were prescribed without a urine test as their labs would not be open for two days

(we are in India and it was late on a Friday night). These gave her some relief for some time and the symptoms seemed to subside, but as directed by the

Doctor, in the meantime we went to have a urine test done the Tuesday following, this time at another hospital. The results of the test did not come through

till today - just as the medicine from the first prescription came to an end.

The urine test results came back as following:
Specimen Urine
Smear Report Few pus cells with Gram Negative bacilli seen
Colony Count 50,000cfu/ml
Culture Report Escherichia coli [ESBL] isolated in culture

Antibiotic Sensitivity
Antimicrobial agent Sensitive
Gentamicin R
Amoxycillin & Cluvanic Acid R
Cefotaxime R
Cefepime R
Netilmycine S-16mm
Ofloxacin R
Norfloxacin R
Cotrimoxazole R
Cefpodoxime R
Ceftazidime R
Amikacin MS-15mm
Imepenem S-20mm
Gatifloxacin R
Nitrofurantoin R
Ciprofloxacin R
Ceftazidime / Clvulinic Acid R
Lomefloxacin R
Piperacillin / Tazobactum R
Nalidixic Acid R

Following this the Doctor indicated that it wasn't too severe and prescribed her a five day course of Oflox-OZ (half a tablet, twice daily), Sucrofil (2 x

5ml, 3 times a day) and Citralia (2 x 5ml, twice daily). This doesn't seem to be doing anything to help as the symptoms have started to get worse again. Are

you able to decipher this report? Does the medication that she's been prescribed to date seem correct? If not, what should she be taking? What can she we do

to help her recovery ourselves?

A quick reply would be very gratefully received as we have lost confidence in the Doctors over here to properly diagnose and prescribe medication.

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