The predominant organism causing urinary tract infections among outpatients is E. coli. Sensitivities for E. coli isolates submitted for outpatients in 2015 are summarized below. Note that these may underestimate the likelihood of resistance among patients with extensive prior antimicrobial treatment.
|Cephalexin (when used for lower urinary tract infections)||88%|
* Nitrofurantoin should only be used for cystitis, in patients with CrCl>60ml/min