asymptomatic bacteriuria


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asymptomatic bacteriuria

Urology The presence of bacteria in the urine at a level indicating infection without Sx; in ♀ w/ DM, antimicrobial therapy does not ↓ complications. See Cystitis, Too numerous to count.

asymptomatic bacteriuria

Bacteria in the urine without symptoms of urinary tract infection or pyelonephritis. This condition may occasionally precede symptomatic urinary tract infection. It is common in elderly women and in patients with indwelling urinary catheters. In children, it may be a sign of underlying urinary tract abnormalities. Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria is recommended for pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks' gestation. Antibiotic treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria should be given to pregnant women and to patients scheduled for urological procedures. Screening school-age children is not beneficial.
See also: bacteriuria
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Asymptomatic bacteriuria (2,4,12,21) ASYMPTOMATIC BACTERIURIA (ASB) is the presence of bacteria in a non-contaminated urine specimen without signs and symptoms of UTI.
The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria as diagnosed by urine culture was 5.
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Routine screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria with leukocyte esterase of nitrite testing in pregnant women is not recommended.
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Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults.
Nosocomial urinary tract infection is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as asymptomatic bacteriuria or symptomatic infection (urinary tract infection-symptomatic urinary tract infection; www.
6] While serious infection rates may be reduced by self-catheterization, there remains a group of patients that continue to develop significant symptomatic or asymptomatic bacteriuria.
August recommends monthly screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women who are prone to urinary tract infections.
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Asymptomatic bacteriuria is a common condition in the adult population, particularly in the elderly.
But keep in mind that treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria is indicated before procedures with a high risk of infection, such as prosthetic joint surgery.

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