Influence of Age and Gender on the Quantification of Uropathogens Via Streak Plate Technique in Urine Subjects from University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Complex, Akure, Nigeria

Authors : Bayode, M. Tosin" Olalemi, A. Oluwasogo" Oladejo, B. Olawale" Bodunrinde, R. Ebunoluwa" Gabriel, P. Oladimeji" Oladapo, O. Daniel" Adebisi, O. Omowumi" Okunade, A. Stephen" Adesanya, J. Abiola" Bayode, E. Oluwafemi

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 4 - April

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This study was designed to highlight the effects of age and gender on the bacterial count of urine subjects on Cysteine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient and MacConkey agar media using streak plate method as precursor to predict the onset of suspected and unsuspected Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). Urine samples collection and culture-based enumeration of uropathogenic bacterial count was carried out using standard methods. Data obtained from the enumerated and quantified bacterial counts was analysed using standard techniques. Three age brackets of 21-30, 41-50 and 51-60 yrs in male urine subjects (37.5 %) and five age cohorts of 21-30, 31-40, 41-50 yrs, 51-60 yrs and 61- 70 yrs in females (62.5 %) contains bacterial counts higher than the benchmark of 105 Colony forming Units per millilitre (CFU/ml). Male subjects with the age range of 21-30 yrs produced the highest bacterial count (238 Cfu/ml) as age range of 1-10 yrs produced the lowest bacterial enumeration (19 Cfu/ml).

Keywords : Age; Cysteine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient agar; Gender, MacConkey agar; Urinary tract infections.


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