Urinary Tract Infections Caused by Alcaligenes spp. in Diabetic Patients

Abstract

The study includes the isolation and indentification of the bacteria Alcaligenes from urinary tract infections for (372) insulin and non- insulin dependent patients, (125) of them were males and (247) were famales. Their ages ranged between (11-71) year. The study also includes (95) cases of non- diabetic urinary tract infections as control subjects. The bacteria Alcaligenes constitutes (4.07 %) of urinary tract infections among the diabetic Patients in the study and this genus was not isolated from non- diabetics. The isolates of the bacteria Alcaligenes were isolated and identified as A. faecalis with a frequency of (30%), the subspecies A . xylosoxidans denitrificans at the same percent and A. xylosoxidans xylosoxidans (40%). These differences in the infections with Alcaligenes was without clinical syndromes. the study showed that (50%) of was no correlation between the treatment of diabetes and the rate of isolation of the three species of bacteria under study.