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Incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy

(2006) Incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. pp. 151-154. ISSN 10288880 (ISSN)

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Incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy among Iranian women was examined. Midstream urine was collected from 380 pregnant women and streaked on blood agar and incubated for 24 to 48 h. Growth was considered significant if 105 mL-1 bacteria were present. Among the pregnant women, 10.1 had asymptomatic bacteriuria. Age, past history of abortion, proteinuria, level of education, number of fertility had no significant association with asymptomatic bacteriuria occurrence. But lower socioeconomic status, leucocytosis and a history of UTI were associated with an increased incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (p<0.05). The most frequently isolated pathogen was Escherichia coli (68.4), followed by Staphylococcus epidermidis (10.5)) and Klebsiella pneumonia (8.3). According to the results, co-trimoxazole was the best antibiotic; followed by nitrofurantoin which 60.5 and 44.7 of strains were sensitive to these two antibiotics, respectively. © 2006 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Asymptomatic bacteriuria Hamadan Pregnancy Bacteria (microorganisms) Escherichia coli Klebsiella pneumoniae Staphylococcus epidermidis
Page Range: pp. 151-154
Journal or Publication Title: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 9
Number: 1
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ISSN: 10288880 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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