Antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy.

  title={Antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy.},
  author={Fiona Smaill and Juan Carlos V{\'a}zquez},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Asymptomatic bacteriuria occurs in 2% to 10% of pregnancies and, if not treated, up to 30% of mothers will develop acute pyelonephritis. Asymptomatic bacteriuria has been associated with low birthweight and preterm delivery. OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of antibiotic treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria on persistent bacteriuria during pregnancy, the development of pyelonephritis and the risk of low birthweight and preterm delivery. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane… 

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