The association between asymptomatic bacteriuria of pregnancy and the development of acute urinary tract infection and the occurrence of prematurity and perinatal deaths was studied in a group of 448 patients. The patients were predominantly indigent, multiparous Negroes, a group anticipated to have a high prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria. Based on multiple "clean-voided" urine specimens, the incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria was 7.1 per cent. The incidence of overt urinary tract infection, prematurity, or perinatal mortality was not significantly increased in a comparison of this group with a group of patients who had essentially sterile urine throughout pregnancy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1964|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine