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Pragya Lakshmi1,2* , Ranjan Kumar Srivastava2 and Alok Bharadwaj1

1Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, GLA University, Mathura – 281 406, India.
2Department of Microbiology, Patna Medical College, Patna – 800 004, India
J Pure Appl Microbiol, 2019, 13 (1): 561-565 | Article Number: 5446
Received: 12/01/2019| Accepted: 22/02/2019 | Published: 25/03/2019
Abstract

Urinary tract infection is common among pregnant women. It can be either asymptomatic or symptomatic. This study was done on 225 pregnant women which comprised of both asymptomatic and symptomatic urinary tract infection in the Department of Microbiology Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna and Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology GLA University, Mathura. The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in the present study was 7.42%, while for symptomatic cases it was 76%. E.coli was the commonest organism responsible for bacteriuria. Semi quantitative culture remains the gold standard for detecting bacteriuria. Of the different antibiotics used Amikacin, Nitrofurantoin, Meropenem, Piperacillin-Tazobactum were the most effective drugs in order to treat bacteriuria.

Keywords

UTI, Bacteriuria, Semi quantitative culture, E.coli, Screening tests.

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