URINARY TRACT INFECTION;

  • Hamid Ali Liaquat National Hospital Karachi.
  • Riaz Hussain Awan LUMHS Jamshoro.
  • Seema Nayab LUMHS Jamshoro.
  • Khadim Hussain Awan Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore
Keywords: Liver Chronic Disease, Fungal Urinary Tract Infections, Urinary Tract Infections

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the frequency of fungal urinary tract infection among patient with chronic liver disease. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Period: Six months study was conducted from 18th March 2016 to 18th September 2016. Setting: Department of Gastroenterology, Liaquat National Hospital Karachi. Patients and Methods: All the patients between 18 years to 60 years of age, either gender and diagnosed case of chronic liver disease of child class A & B for > 1 years duration were enrolled and explored for fungal urinary tract infection while the data was saved and analyzed in SPSS 16 to present the frequencies, percentages and mean ±SD. Results: A total of 236 CLD patients were included in the study of which 70 patients (30%) were male and 165 patients (70%) were female, with mean age of 53.47±5.51.30 years, mean duration of CLD and mean BMI was 3.50±1.50 years and 27.32±1.88 kg/m2 respectively. Most of the patients (85%) were child class C whereas 141 patients (59.7%) had fungal UTI. Conclusion: Fungal urinary tract infection in CLD patients is common as these patients are immunocompromised and has excessive use of antibiotics.

Author Biographies

Hamid Ali, Liaquat National Hospital Karachi.

FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Gastroenterology

 

Riaz Hussain Awan, LUMHS Jamshoro.

FCPS

Assistant Professor

Department of Gastroenterology

 

Seema Nayab, LUMHS Jamshoro.

FCPS

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiology

 

Khadim Hussain Awan, Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore

MBBS

Resident

Department of Urology

 

Published
2019-04-10