International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 11, Part A (2019)
Asymptomatic cases of bacteriuria in high risk group of pregnant women
Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (ASB) as a condition characterized by absence of symptoms of acute urinary infection when true bacteruria exists. Association of ASB with high-risk pregnancy is a matter of controversy. A high-risk pregnancy threatens the health or life of the mother or her fetus In this study we have documented the high risk pregnancy and ASB cases in pregnant women. Study was carried out in Dr. V.M. Government Medical College, Solapur, in Department of Microbiology. 300 married pregnant and 300 married non-pregnant women were included in the study. Detailed data of health from the patients were recorded in a specially formulated structured proforma. Continuous follow-up of subjects was done up to delivery. In high risk group, total 33.3% cases were in symptomatic category and 66.6% in asymptomatic category. 33.3% cases showed significant bacteriuria in symptomatic category, while 16.66% cases showed significant bacteriuria in asymptomatic category. Pregnancy induced hypertension was highest (41.67%) followed by bad obstetric history (16.67%), while least was sickle cell anemia cases (8.33%). The significant bacteriuria was highest in high risk group (50%) and was showed statistically significant values (P<0.005) while comparing to study group (11.33%), follow up group (5.14%) and control group (3%). The relatively high prevalence of ASB during pregnancy, the significant consequence for the pregnancy, plus the ability to avoid sequel with treatment, justify screening pregnant women for bacteriuria.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Alpana Wagh, Dr. Sarita Kothadia. Asymptomatic cases of bacteriuria in high risk group of pregnant women. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(11):01-07.