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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research

A comparative study of the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriurea (ASB) among elderly diabetics and non diabetics with their antibiotic resistant pattern

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Author Details: Shadma Yaqoob, Vaibhav Shukla, Mastan Singh, Priyanka Shukla, Fareya Haider

Volume : 5

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 339

Article End Page : 341


Introduction: Asymptomatic bacteriuria is the most common problem in elderly diabetics may be due to high glucose concentration in the urine of such patients that favour the growth of uropathogens.
Objective: This study was done to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in diabetic and non diabetic patients, to determine the uropathogens responsible for ASB and also to know the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of the pathogens.
Materials and Methods: Urine samples were collected from elderly diabetics and non diabetics. Cultures Antibiotic susceptibility tests were performed using standard microbiological technique.
Results: ASB was found to be 9.8% and 4.6% in diabetics and non diabetics Escherichia coli were the most common isolates followed by Klebsiella pneumonia, Imipenem, Nitrofurantoin were the most sensitive antibiotics against the urinary isolates.
Conclusion: The patients may progress to symptomatic UTI so treatment is advisable in elderly cases of asymptomatic bacteriuria with poorly controlled diabetes but after culture and sensitivity.

Keywords: Asymptomatic bacteriurea bacteriuria, Diabetics and non diabetics, Culture, Antibiotic susceptibility.

Doi No:-10.18231/2394-5478.2018.0071