Diagnosis of asymptomatic bacteriuria and associated risk factors among pregnant women in mangalore, karnataka, India.

@article{Rajaratnam2014DiagnosisOA,
  title={Diagnosis of asymptomatic bacteriuria and associated risk factors among pregnant women in mangalore, karnataka, India.},
  author={Annie Rajaratnam and Neha Maria Baby and Thomas S Kuruvilla and Santhosh Machado},
  journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={OC23-5}
}
BACKGROUND Asymptomatic bacteriuria (AB) is common inwomen and increases in prevalence with age or sexual activity. Prompt detection and treatment of this condition and associated factors decreases complications like acute pyleonephritis, intrauterine growth retardation and preterm labour. Chromogenic media is a versatile tool in rapid primary screening of the causative organisms considerably reducing daily routine workload. AIM To determine the prevalence of AB among pregnant women in a… CONTINUE READING