Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy and its association with prematurity

Richard Bryant, Robert E. Windom, John P. Vineyard, Jay P. Sanford

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1964
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Bryant, R., Windom, R. E., Vineyard, J. P., & Sanford, J. P. (1964). Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy and its association with prematurity. The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, 63(2), 224-231.