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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Prevalence of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and its Antibacterial Susceptibility Pattern among Pregnant Women Attending the Antenatal Clinic at Kanpur.
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Asymptomatic bacteriuria in a population of elderly in municipal institutional care.
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The minimum sample size for this study was determined with the Kish Leslie formula (1965) using the prevalence of 18.1% among HIV-infected pregnant women having asymptomatic bacteriuria in Nigeria at 95% confidence interval [9].
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[14] retention, faecaloma; RFs = catheter; Ix = asymptomatic bacteriuria (Escherichia coli); Rx= catheter changed Keenan and 97-year-old man; PC = purple urine, constipation; PMH Thomas [15] = prostate hyperplasia, urinary retention; RFs = chronic catheterisation; Ix = urine with Klebsiella pneumoniae; Rx = ciprofloxacin Siu and 48-year-old man; PC = ischaemic encephalopathy after Watanabe [16] cardiac arrest; PMH = type 2 diabetes, coronary disease/bypass; RFs = recurrent UTIs, chronic catheterisation; Ix = alkaline urine with Escherichia coli; Rx = catheter changed, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole artery Table 2: Risk factors for purple urine bag syndrome [4].
Accuracy of diagnostic tests to detect asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy.
A "positive" culture without inflammation evident in the urine is likely due to contamination, very early infection (rare), or asymptomatic bacteriuria (positive urine cultures in febrile children can still represent asymptomatic bacteriuria, because the fever may be due to a source other than the urinary tract).
Asymptomatic bacteriuria following endourologic procedures generally has no clinical significance and may spontaneously disappear.

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