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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 873-878

Study of Bacteriological Profile in Urinary Tract Infection in Pregnant Women
K. Bhaskaran, G. Hemalatha* and K. Sethumadhavan
Department of Microbiology, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry, India
*Corresponding author

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common human bacterial infection in the community as well as in hospital settings (Vijaya Swetha et al., 2014). Urinary tract infection during pregnancy may cause complications such as pyelonephritis, hypertensive disease of pregnancy, anaemia, chronic renal failure, premature delivery and foetal mortality (Moyo et al., 2010). Early diagnosis and treatment of UTI has shown marked improvement in pregnancy outcome as well as reduction of the incidence of acute pyelonephritis, highlighting the need to screen all women in pregnancy irrespective of symptoms. This was a prospective study, conducted in 60 pregnant women attending Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology OP/IP. Among 60 samples, 6(10%) samples yielded significant bacterial growth and 54 samples showed insignificant growth. E. coli was isolated as predominant pathogen. These E. coli isolates were resistant most commonly to cefuroxime (98%) followed by ampicillin (96%) and ciprofloxacin (54%) and were most sensitive to nitrofurantoin (83.3%) followed by Amikacin (66.6%), cotrimoxazole (68%).

Keywords: UTI in pregnancy, E. coli, Asymptomatic bacteriuria, Antimicrobial resistance

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Bhaskaran, K., G. Hemalatha and Sethumadhavan, K. 2018. Study of Bacteriological Profile in Urinary Tract Infection in Pregnant Women.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 873-878. doi:
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