Vol. 4, Issue 9, Part D (2018)
Antenatal clinical observations in pregnant women with asymptomatic Bacteriuria
Shagufta N Kaskar, Meghana R Tendolkar, Shashikant P Vaidya, Subhash A Angadi and Geeta V Koppikar
There are a number of blood that are offered during pregnancy to pick up certain illnesses like UTI, VDRL, HIV and anemia. This paper throws light on some of the antenatal clinical observations in pregnant women with ASB. Study was carried out over a period of two years in Nair Hospital, Mumbai. 3000 married pregnant women from Gynecology department, which were recruited for bacteriologic evidence of ASB were included in study. Detailed data from the patients were recorded in a specially formulated structured proforma to record their age, trimester of pregnancy, History of UTI, VDRL seropositivity, HIV seropositivity, Hemoglobin content and blood grouping profile. In pregnant women, majority (55.4%) of cases were in age group of 18 to 23years, while <1 % of cases belonged to age group 36 to 40years. In ASB category, 36 to 40 years age group showed 10% cases, while age group 30-35 years showed 7.62% cases. Pregnant women screened were high in second trimester (49.53%) followed by in third trimester (40%). Risk of ASB was highest in second trimester (8.7%) followed by third trimester (7.9%) and first trimester (7.8%). History of UTI was observed in 1.61% cases, VDRL seropositivity in 1.61% cases, HIV seropositivity in 3.22% cases, and Highest Haemoglobin content of 10-12.5g % in 68.14% cases. Blood group B positive was more common (46.75 %) followed by O positive (27%). Antenatal clinical observations in pregnant women become important while treating asymptomatic Bacteriuria in them.