Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infection in Pregnancy

The incidence of urinary tract infection in pregnant women is higher than in non-pregnant Women. Urinary tract infection during pregnancy whether symptomatic or asymptomatic have serious implications for both mother and baby. There are evidences that approximately 30% of the bacteriuric pregnant women develop pyelonephritis (Kincaid-Smith, 1968). Presence of significant bacteriuria (I(Ii organisms/mI) has been found to occur…

 

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