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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 10, No. 3, 2010, pp. 349-352
Bioline Code: hs10065
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2010, pp. 349-352

 en Microbial aetiology and sensitivity of asymptomatic bacteriuria among ante-natal mothers in Mulago hospital, Uganda
Andabati, G. & Byamugisha, J.


Background: Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy is associated with potential urinary and obstetric complications. However the prevalence aetiology and antimicrobial sensitivity patterns of asymptomatic bacteriurea among women attending ante-natal care in our Hospital is not known.
Objective: To determine the prevalence and identify the aetiological agents associated with assymptomatic bacteriurea in antenatal mothers in Mulago Hospital. We also intented to determine the anti-microbial sensitivity patterns of the common uropathogen in this population
Methods: We performed culture and anti-microbial sensitivity tests on urine samples from 218 consecutive ante-natal mothers in Mulago Hospital. All participants did not have any clinical symptoms attributable to urinary tract infection.
Results: Twenty nine (13.3%) of the samples had significant bacterial growth and E.coli was the commonest isolate (51.2%). There was a high level (20- 62%) of anti-bacterial resistance to the commonly used antibiotics.
Conclusion: Asymptomatic bacteriuria is common among ante-natal mothers in Mulago. E. Coli that is resistant to the most commonly used antibiotics is the commonest isolate.

Bacteriurea, Culture, Resistance.

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