Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy and its association with prematurity

Richard E. 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
StatePublished - Feb 1 1964

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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