Effect of Gender on the Incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria.
Asymptomatic bacteriuria or ASB is the presence of bacteria in urine at a rate more than 100,000 CFU without symptoms. The incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria is 15% more in females than males with E.coli being the most common cause of ASB. This experiment shows gender’s association with the incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria. This study was done on 24 participants 12 males and 12 females. 16.7% of women were seen to have significant bacterial growth while no males had significant growth. This report addresses when ASB need to be treated as well as allow you to understand the difference between UTIs and ASB.