The incidence rate of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (ABU) among LIMU students

Alfaia, Mawada (2022-09-11)


Asymptomatic bacteriuria is loosely defined as a ‘UTI of no clinical symptoms’, in which the individual has a significant growth of bacterial on their urine culture media but no apparent symptoms of UTI are to be recorded. In this study the incidence rate of asymptomatic bacteriuria among 24 male and female students within LIMU is assessed to test for an association between: - gender and ASB. Later on, it was proved through the use of urine samples that females are at a greater risk of developing asymptomatic UTI when compared with males of the same age. These results highlight the predisposition of females to developing UTI which can be explained by many factors.