Prevalence of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria among Pregnant Women At Damietta Governorate, Egypt

Document Type : Original Article

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mansoura Specialized Hospital, Ministry of Health, Egypt

2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Damietta Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

3 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Damietta Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

10.21608/ijma.2021.78877.1321

Abstract

Background:Asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy is a main health problem, which is related to an increased risk of    maternal and fetal morbidity.
Aim of the Work:To estimate incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria among pregnant females at Damietta Governorate, Egypt.
Patients and Methods:Five hundred randomly selected pregnant females attending antenatal care units at Damietta Governorate during the period July, first, 2019 – January 31st, 2021. All participants were subjected to full history taking, complete blood count as well as urine culture and bacterial count.
Result:A relatively high incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria [13.8%] was revealed among participants in whom the most causative organism was Escherichia coli. The rate was lower among pregnant women with a high social standard and during the first trimester. Maternal age, parity, education level, or hemoglobin level, on the other hand, had no significant relationship .
Conclusion: Screening of asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy must be added to routinely antenatal care investigations and doing another studies on a wider scope are recommended. 

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