PREVALENCE OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION AND RISK FACTORS AMONG THE OUTDOOR PATIENTS

1- DR. WALEED MALIK, PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ISLAMABAD
2- DR. MUHAMMAD ABID, RHC TABBISAR DISTRICT MIANWALI
3- DR. MUHAMMAD FAISAL, DISTRICT HEADQUARTER HOSPITAL LODHRAN

Corresponding Author: Dr. Waleed Malik, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, waleedmalik021@gmail.com
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3940892
Cite this article as: Malik W, Abid M, Faisal M. Prevalence of urinary tract infection and risk factors among the outdoor patients. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(6). 151-56

ABSTRACT: Urinary tract infections are among the most common bacterial infections in humans both in the community and hospital settings, and they occur in all age groups, and usually required urgent treatment. All the patients presenting with history of burning micturition and dysuria were included in this study. A total of 108 patients including male and female of ages between 18 to 60 years were included. There were 58 (53.70%) females and 50 (46.30%) males in the study. The mean age of all the patients was 35.34±2.12 years. The mean time for onset of symptoms was 23.89±3.45 days, with the minimum of 7 days and the maximum of 52 days. The symptoms were of greater duration in female patients than the male patients.

Keywords: Urinary Tract Infection, UTI