Prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in LIMU males and females
Asymptomatic bacteriuria is a very common clinical condition, having an incidence of 15% or greater in females and males in the age group of 65 to 80, and higher with 40% to 50% after the age of 80 . Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are responsible for an estimated 7 million office visits, 1 million emergency room visits, and 100,000 hospitalizations each year, and account for 25% of all infections in elderly patients . This study has tested the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria on 24 students, 12 males and 12 females, 22 of the students had a healthy urinary tract, whereas 2 females had significant bacterial growth with E.coli. This study also supported that asymptomatic bacteriuria is more common in females due to several reasons discussed later. In this report, we will show the difference between asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections to help understand the risk factors associated with both asymptomatic bacteriuria and UTIs, as this will help in improving the quality of life. We will also be able to learn the right methods to diagnose asymptomatic bacteriuria, therefore preventing confusion between both asymptomatic bacteriuria and UTI.