Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profile of Bacterial Pathogens Isolated From Pregnant Women with Asymptomatic Bacteriuria at Tertiary Hospital in Northeastern Nigeria

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profile of Bacterial Pathogens Isolated From Pregnant Women with Asymptomatic Bacteriuria at Tertiary Hospital in Northeastern Nigeria

Author by Okon K. O.

Journal/Publisher: Sierra Leone Journal Of Biomedical Research

Volume/Edition: 4

Language: English

Pages: 32 - 42

Abstract

Asymptomatic urinary tract infection among pregnant women is a common clinical episode that is frequently undiagnosed. A total of 200 clean-catch mid-stream urine (150 pregnant women and 50 non-pregnant women) were examined by microscopy and culture methods. Overall, the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria was 59.0% (118/200) and was significantly higher among pregnant (63.3%, 95/150) than non-pregnant (46.0%, 23/50) subjects (?2 = 4.66, df = 1, p = 0.03). Tertiary education (72.6%, OR = 1.45, p = 0.014), third trimester (77.6%, OR = 1.39, p = 0.042), multi-gravidity (79.0%, OR = 1.41, p = 0.0017) and multiparity (75.9%, OR = 1.49, p = 0.03) were factors associated with asymptomatic bacteriuria in studied pregnant subjects. Of the 118 bacterial isolates, Klebsiella spp accounted for 39.8% (47/118), followed by S. aureus 22.9% (27/118), E.coli 19.5% (23/118), Proteus spp 9.3% (11/118) and P. aeruginosa 8.5% (10/118) (p < 0>  


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