Dr Aneela Ishaq, Dr Saif ullah, Dr Mahnoor Fatima
Background and objectives: Asymptomatic bacteriuria refers to the presence of bacteria in urine. It is a condition in which urine culture reveals a significant growth of pathogens that is greater than 105 bacteria/ml, but without the patient showing symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI). The main objective of the study is to analyse the organisms causing bacteriuria in pregnant women. Material and methods: This descriptive study was conducted in Rawalpindi Medical University during March 2019 to March 2020. The data was collected from 100 pregnant women to find the organisms causing bateriuria. Clean-catch midstream urine was collected from each patient into a sterile universal container. Samples were cultured on dried plates of blood agar and cysteine lactose electrolyte deficient agar (CLED), using a calibrated drop delivering 0.002ml of urine. Results: The data was collected from 100 pregnant females. There was a significant difference in the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria with respect to age (P<0.001). However, there was no significant difference with respect to trimester (P=0.2006). The prevalence of uropathogens showed Escherichia coli as the most predominant organism. This was closely followed by Staphylococcus aureus. Conclusion: It is concluded that UTI in pregnancy may have serious consequences for both the mother and the child. The most predominant organisms were Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus for bacteriuria among pregnant women.