Prevalence of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnancy
Objective: The present study aimed at estimating the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy.
Patients and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in pregnant women coming for antenatal checkup to IYB Headquarter Hospital Attock during March-June 2017. After taking informed consent, urine samples of 180 pregnant females were collected and subjected for culture. Growth of>1x105 CFU/mL was considered as significant bacteriuria. Isolates were identified using standard microbiological methods.
Results: Out of total 180 samples, 16-showed significant bacteriuria, thus prevalence was calculated to be 8.89%. Asymptomatic bacteriuria had no significant relationship with age, gravidity and trimester of pregnancy. Escherichia coli was the most common isolated bacteria (43.75%).
Conclusion: Due to high prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria and its associated adverse complications, urine culture should be made essential part of antenatal investigations
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