Effect of Gender differences on prevalence and microbial spectrum of asymptomatic bacteriuria

Alkwafi, Asma (2022-09-13)


Bacteriuria, or the presence of bacteria in urine, has been linked to both asymptomatic and symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs). It significantly influences how microorganisms colonize the urinary system. The prevalence of bacteriuria varies greatly between men, the elderly, pregnant women, healthy women, and patients with immune system weakness, with women and expectant mothers being the most vulnerable. What's interesting is the difference in the microbiological spectrum of different microorganisms infecting different genders, as well as the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria between the male and female genders. In this study, we look at data on the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria as well as the microbiological spectrum by gender. . We also discuss the importance of early detection of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in both pregnant and non-pregnant women in preventing health problems.