IJMST 2017 Volume 7 Issue 5

International Journal of Medical Sciences and Technology (IJMST) ISSN:0974-5343

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Asymptomatic Urinary Tract Infection (Bacteriuria) in Pregnant Women attending AnteNatal Clinics in a Community Hospital.  AFUNWA, R. A., NWOKEDIUKO, I., OKOLIE, C. E. IJMST (2017), 7(5):28-34

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Asymptomatic Urinary Tract Infection (Bacteriuria) in Pregnant Women attending AnteNatal Clinics in a Community Hospital

Authors & Affiliation:
AFUNWA, R. A1., NWOKEDIUKO, I2., OKOLIE, C. E.3
1,3 Department of Microbiology, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
2 Department of Microbiology, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Renaissance University Ugbawka, Enugu State
missruthus2000@yahoo.com, Cyprian.okoli@yahoo.com, nwokediukoifee@gmail.com

Abstract:
Urine samples were collected through informed consent over a one month period from fifty (50) pregnant women between the ages of 21-42 years attending antenatal clinics at a community hospital in Enugu metropolis, Nigeria. The samples were cultured within an hour after collection and the organisms were identified using various biochemical tests namely; Gram reaction, IMViC, oxidase and coagulase. The antibiotic sensitivity profile of each isolate was also identified using disc diffusion method. Out of 50 samples examined in this study, 26(52%) were found to contain appreciable bacteria growth, 13(26%) were found to contain moderate growth while 11 (22%) had scanty growth. Escherichia coli was highest, making up (36%) followed by Staphylococcus aureus (24%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (20%), Proteus mirabilis (8%), Staphylococcus saprophyticus (6%) and Streptococcus pyrogens (6%). This study showed that the highest number of uropathogens was found within the age brackets of 21-35 years which may be due to some predisposing factors such as sexual behaviours, use of contraceptives, allergic reactions amongst others.
Key Words:  Bacteria, Pregnancy, Hospital, Sensitivity test, Urine

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Prof. Dr. Prabhu Britto Albert,
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Prof. Dr. Prabhu Britto Albert,
Mar 29, 2017, 10:25 AM