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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-32

Asymptomatic bacteriuria in school going children

Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
C SV Kumar
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
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PURPOSE: The present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in school going children of different age groups and sex and to isolate the organisms responsible for asymptomatic bacteriuria and to know their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern. METHODS: A total of 1817 school children were screened by collecting mid-stream urine and isolating the organisms. RESULTS: Asymptomatic bacteriuria was observed in 192 cases (10.57%) with female preponderance over male. The maximum isolates were E.coli (32.8%). Followed by Klebsiella pneumoniae (22.4%) and Staphylococcus aureus (15.1%). CONCLUSIONS: In the present study there was a steady increase in the incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in different age groups. Most of the isolates were resistant to one or more antibiotics.

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