Asymptomatic bacteriuria and symptomatic urinary tract infections in pregnancy.

  title={Asymptomatic bacteriuria and symptomatic urinary tract infections in pregnancy.},
  author={J Schnarr and Fm Smaill},
  journal={European journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={38 Suppl 2},
Symptomatic and asymptomatic bacteriuria is common in pregnant women. A history of previous urinary tract infections and low socioeconomic status are risk factors for bacteriuria in pregnancy. Escherichia coli is the most common aetiologic agent in both symptomatic and asymptomatic infection and quantitative culture is the gold standard for diagnosis. Treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria has been shown to reduce the rate of pyelonephritis in pregnancy and therefore screening for and treatment… CONTINUE READING
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