International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Pediatrics and Child Health | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

Asymptomatic Urinary Tract Infection in School Going Female Children Attending to a Teritiary Care Hospital

Dr. A. Pavani Reddy | Dr. K. Krishna Harini Reddy | Dr. Latha B. [2]

Abstract: Introduction: Urinary tract infection (UTI) in school going children remains one of the commonest medical disorders in the developing world. Objectives: To know the prevalence of asymptomatic UTI in school going female and male children, and to find out the predisposing factors. Methods: Two samples of urine was collected on the first day of admission before administration of any antibiotics using midstream clean catch method. Urine samples were sent for urine pus cells, urine culture and sensitivity within one hour of collection. All the subjects underwent micturiting cystourethrogram, culture, ultrasonogram abdomen, blood pressure measurement, blood urea and serum creatinine estimation. Results: Asymptomatic UTI is higher in girls and it may follow previous urinary tract infection. All those who are having asymptomatic bacteriuria (14.29%) were found to be having abnormal ultrasonogram study and abnormal micturating cystourethrogram. Overall 28.57% had abnormal radiological findings. In the study 28.6% of asymptomatic bacteriuric patients had history of voiding dysfunction. Asymptomatic bacteriuria if left untreated may undergo spontaneous resolution and if treated may develop symptomatic urinary tract infection. Hypertension and elevated renal parameters were not associated with asymptomatic bacteriuria. Conclusion: It proves that asymptomatic urinary tract Infection is significantly higher in female children and it may follow a previous UTI. School going children should therefore be screened for asymptomatic bacteriuria to prevent progression to either recurrent UTI or other complications.

Keywords: micturating cystourethrogram, ultrasonogram, blood urea, serum creatinine, asymptomatic bacteriuria

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 1335 - 1339

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