ASYMPTOMATIC BACTERIURIA DURING PREGNANCY AT HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL, RAWALPINDI.
Objectives: To record the rate of asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant females.
Period: November 2015 to February 2016. Settings: Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi.
Material & Methods: 200 pregnant females for regular pre-natal visits during 2nd and 3rd
trimester of pregnancy between 18-50 years of age were included. Sterile bottles were used to
collect the urine sample from the patients and sent to the hospital laboratory for the evaluation
of asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant females. Results: We recorded most of the cases
between 18-30 years of age i.e. 56%(n=112) whereas 44%(n=88) were between 31-50 years
of age, mean+sd: 28.76+5.42 years. Frequency of asymptomatic bacteriuria was recorded
in 22%(n=44). We found 21(23.86%) out of 88 cases had lower class, 15(23.44%) out of 64
cases had middle class, 7(17.95%) out of 39 cases had upper middle class while 1(11.11%)
out of 9 cases had higher class. Conclusion: Asymptomatic bacteriuria is not an uncommon
complication during pregnancy, however, regular screening may help to prevent and reduce
this morbidity at early stage.