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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:3, March, 2017

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.2017.6(3): 523-529

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria among Pregnant Women Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital
Neelima Pantagada* and Puvvula Kamala
Department of Microbiology, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Urinary tract infection is one of the most frequently seen medical complications in pregnancy. Related to it further a number of complications such as acute and chronic pyelonephritis, hypertension, prematurity, intrauterine growth retardation and increased perinatal mortality. The detection of bacteriuria allows an approach to be made for the prevention of complications in pregnancy at an early stage. In view of the above, the present study was under taken with an aim to detect asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy. Two hundred antenatal women were included in the study. Culture of the urine sample was done by standard loop technique. Gram stain and wet film examination aided in the identification of organisms and detection of pyuria. Out of the 200 pregnant women 9.5% (n=19) showed significant bacteriuria. Escherichia coli was the prevalent pathogen. The incidence of bacteriuria increased along with advanced maternal age, low socio economic status and illiteracy. Screening of bacteriuria is important during pregnancy. Efficacious treatment improves outcome.

Keywords: Urinary tract infection, Asymptomatic bacteriuria, Pregnancy.

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Neelima Pantagada and Puvvula Kamala. 2017. Asymptomatic Bacteriuria among Pregnant Women attending a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 523-529. doi:
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