STUDY ON THE BACTERIOLOGICAL CAUSES OF UTI IN THE PREGNANT WOMEN
Priyanka Gupta* and CH Bhawarna.
Background: UTI is amongst most prevalent medical problems in pregnancy. Infection of the urinary system during pregnancy is linked to significant morbidity in the foetus and mother. Gram negative organisms cause UTI much more frequently than gram positive organisms E.coli(50-60%), Klebsiella(0-10%), Proteus(0-10%), Pseudomonas (0-5%) are the gram negative organism and gram positive organism includes Staphylococcus species, Streptococcus species and Enterococcus species. Aim: To isolate the bacteria causing UTI in pregnant women. Material and Methods: The study was carried out from September2021 to February 2022 in peripheral health institutes in our sub Himalyan region in CH Bhawarna. Results: During the study period total 110 urine sample from ANC clinic were processed out of which 30 isolates were found to be positive. Gram negative organism was predominant isolates. E. coli was the major isolate. Conclusion: The current study also compares the existing resistance pattern of the treatment prescribed to pregnant women with bacterial UTI. Bacteria are usual suspects for infections in expecting women. Sometime this could also lead to complication like pyelonephritis, cystitis, pre term birth, biofilm formation, decreased mean gestational age and many more.
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