Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy: a diagnostic and therapeutic approach.

  title={Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy: a diagnostic and therapeutic approach.},
  author={Ruggero Grio and Mauro Porpiglia and E Vetro and R Uligini and R Piacentino and D Min{\`i} and Gian Luigi Marchino},
  journal={Panminerva medica},
  volume={36 4},
Pregnancy is a predisposing factor for urinary tract infection and pregnant women suffering from this pathology are exposed to dangerous risks which may condition maternal wellbeing and fetal prognosis. The apparently paradoxal finding of a higher incidence of perinatal problems in pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria compared to those with manifest infections may be explained by the fact that the latter are adequately treated, whereas asymptomatic bacteriuria, which is difficult to… CONTINUE READING