SYMPTOMATIC AND ASYMPTOMATIC BACTERIURIA IN PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL.

Dr Alpana Wagh, Dr Sarita Kothadia

Abstract


The adverse effects of undiagnosed asymptomatic bacteriuria  (ASB) on mother and child have made researchers to suggest routine culture screening for all pregnant women. This work is aimed at determining microbiological profile of ASB and symptomatic bacteriuria  of 300 pregnant   and 300 non pregnant women .Total 12.67%  and 87.3% cases were found to be in symptomatic and asymptomatic category respectively in study group. While 2% cases and 98% cases were found to be in symptomatic and asymptomatic category respectively in control group.  Significant Bacteriuria  was found  to be  6.6% (5 % in first trimester and  7.5% in second trimester ) in symptomatic cases and 4.6% cases  ( 1% in first trimester  and  6.5% in second trimester ) in asymptomatic cases in  pregnant women. Untreated ASB is a risk factor for pyelonephritis in pregnancy.  Hence, pregnant women should be screened early on and treated with a short course of antibiotics.


Keywords


Asymptomatic Bacteriuria, Significant Bacteriuria, UTI, Pregnancy

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