The Incidence Rate of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Among LIMU Students

Sheltami, Aisha (2022-09-05)


Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect any part of the urinary system, with most cases occurring in the lower urinary tract, caused mainly by E.coli. Females are at more risk of infection, mostly due to shorter gap between anus to urethra. Bacteriuria is when bacteria is found in urine. It is classified into symptomatic and asymptomatic. For asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) to be assessed as significant, the bacterial count should be ≥100,000 colony-forming units (CFUs)/mL of urine. Data was collected from 24 participants, 12 males and 12 females, using urinalysis and urine culture. Results showed that only 2 of the female participants had significant growth on the culture media, while the rest of the participants showed no growth, or no significant growth. It can be concluded that there is a correlation between gender and ABU, and to further prove this, more studies should be done on a more diverse sample