Incidence of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria between Male and Females
Asymptomatic bacteriuria, or asymptomatic urinary infection, is bacteria present in urine in the absence of clinical signs or symptoms of urinary infection in the host. Asymptomatic bacteriuria is common, with varying prevalence by age, sex, sexual activity, and the presence of genitourinary abnormalities. Escherichia coli and gram-negative bacilli are the most common organisms isolated from patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria. This study aims to detect the incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria between male and females of Libyan International Medical University students. The findings of this report study were obtained from Medical students at 3rd year. Who were both genders, male and female, exactly 12 female and 12 males. Patient’s samples were examined by urine culture and grams staining at the microbiology lab. There were 24 samples in total, 9 male samples and 2 female samples showed no growth, while only 3 male samples and 10 female samples exhibited growth. Therefore, the P-value of asymptomatic bacteriuria between male and females were (0.004). The incidences of asymptomatic bacteriuria in the females are significantly higher than males.