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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research

Bacteriological profile of asymptomatic bacteriuria among pregnant women attending tertiary care hospital

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Author Details : Vijayalakshmi Arumugam, Meerah Srinivasagam*, Sruthi Rajkannan

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 229-232

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Introduction: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in pregnancy. It is classified as Symptomatic
bacteriuria & Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) based on clinical presentation. Failure to detect ASB causes
increased risk for Mother and fetus.
Aim and Objectives: To study the prevalence, pathogens associated and antibiotic sensitivity pattern for
the isolated pathogens causing significant bacteriuria among pregnant women without symptoms of urinary
tract infection.
Results: Out of 240 urine samples, 12(5%) showed significant bacteriuria. Prevalence of culture positivity
with respect to age was maximum between the age group of 25-30 (58.33%). Prevalence of culture
positivity among the trimesters, was high in the second trimester of pregnancy (75%). Among the bacteria
isolated, Escherichia coli was the most (41.67%) followed by klebsiella pneumonia (25%) and CoNS
(16.67%). Most of the isolates showed resistance to Cephalexin.
Materials and Methods: This prospective stud y will be conducted in a Tertiary Care Hospital for a period
of 1 year with 240 Urine samples of pregnant women.
Conclusion: In this study, we would like to emphasize the importance of including urine culture as a
routine antenatal screening test to avoid serious maternal and fetal complications.

Keywords: Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB), Pregnant women antenatal, Significant bacteriuria, Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmr.2019.050

How to cite : Arumugam V, Srinivasagam M, Rajkannan S, Bacteriological profile of asymptomatic bacteriuria among pregnant women attending tertiary care hospital. Indian J Microbiol Res 2019;6(3):229-232

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