Author(s): Devamani Pandian, Jayanthi Abraham


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00092   

Address: Devamani Pandian, Jayanthi Abraham*
Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Biosciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore - 632014, Tamil Nadu, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 15,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2022

Asymptomatic bacteriuria is the presence of bacterial strains in urine samples obtained from a person without revelation of any symptoms of urinary infections. During pregnancy, women are prone to suffer from urinary tract infection at much higher rates due to certain physiological alterations. Thus, the awareness amongst women to protect themselves from asymptomatic bacteriuria and its risk factors are much required. The aim of this study was to determine the predominant uropathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern isolated from women attending the outpatient department in Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre. Group of 350 patients were routinely checked. Urine samples of the patients were routinely collected and checked for presence of pathogenic bacteria. The microbes obtained were studied thoroughly to determine their pathogenicity. Antibiotic susceptibility ability of the organisms was studied to detect the resistance of the strains against the drugs used for the treatment. Escherichia coli and Klebsiella sp. were the two most predominantly found pathogens in the urine samples of patients suffering from asymptomatic bacteriuria.

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Devamani Pandian, Jayanthi Abraham. Prevalence of Urinary bacterial colonisation in women seeking Obstetrical and Gynecological support at a secondary care centre in South India. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(2):566-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00092

Devamani Pandian, Jayanthi Abraham. Prevalence of Urinary bacterial colonisation in women seeking Obstetrical and Gynecological support at a secondary care centre in South India. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(2):566-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00092   Available on:

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