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Original Article

Prevalence and Its Antibacterial Susceptibility Pattern of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnancy of a Teaching Hospital

Bharat Talukdar, Deepjyoti Kalita, Sangita Deka

Keywords : Antibiotic sensitivity, Asymptomatic bacteriuria, Pregnancy, Urine culture

Citation Information : Talukdar B, Kalita D, Deka S. Prevalence and Its Antibacterial Susceptibility Pattern of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnancy of a Teaching Hospital. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2024; 16 (3):219-222.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2406

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) to identify commonest microorganisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility in pregnant women. Materials and methods: A total of 230 healthy pregnant women who attended antenatal out patient department for first visit were evaluated for bacteriuria. Results: The prevalence of ASB in pregnant women was 10%. Demographic and obstetric parameters did not significantly influence the prevalence of ASB except in rural dwelling (χ2 = 4.454, p = 0.0348). The dominant bacteria were Escherichia coli (52.17%). Uropathogens were highly sensitive to imipenem and aminoglycosides and less sensitive to nalidixic acid, ampicillin, amoxicillin, and cotrimoxazole. Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of ASB among pregnant women in the study. With the exception of rural dwelling, demographic and obstetric parameters did not significantly influence the risk of ASB. Therefore, routine ASB screening among pregnant women is suggested in our environment.

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