PREVALENCE OF UTI IN PREGNANT FEMALES

1- DR. MUQDDAS SAFDER, FATIMA MEMORIAL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY LAHORE
2- DR. NABEELA SHAMS, RHC BAGGA SHEIKHAN
3- DR. FAISAL BASHIR NISHTAR MEDICAL COLLEGE MULTAN

Corresponding Author: Dr. Muqddas Safder, Fatima Memorial College of Medicine and Dentistry Lahore, muqddasmakhdoom46@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4271861
Cite this article as: Safdar S, Shams N, Bashir F. Prevalence of uti in pregnant females. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(10). 409-14

ABSTRACT: A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as a bladder infection (cystitis) and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Symptoms from a lower urinary tract infection include pain with urination, frequent urination, and feeling the need to urinate despite having an empty bladder. A total of 140 pregnant females presenting in obstetrical clinics were included in this study. Brief demographic data i.e. name, maternal age, gestational age, history of burning micturition, fever or any other history were noted on a predefined proforma. All the data was entered and analyzed using SPSS Ver. 23.0. All the qualitative variables were presented as numbers and percentages. The quantitative variables were presented as mean and standard deviation. The mean age of the patients was 31.45±3.23 years. The minimum age was 25 years, and the maximum age was 34 years. The mean gestational age of the patients was 28.23+1.23 weeks. Out of 140 females, only 23 patients had burning micturition along with occasional episodes of fever. Thirty-five patients had burning micturition only. They never any episode of fever. Eleven patients among these also had gestational diabetes.

Keywords: Pregnancy UTI