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      Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Health and Glomeruionephropathies

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Bacteriuria, Glomeruionephropathies, Urinary tract infection

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          In a comparative study of prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in a Thai population, 1.4% of 955 apparently healthy adults (12 female and 1 male) were found to have positive urine culture. Of these, 6 individuals grew staphylococcal coagulase-negative, 3 grew E. coli, and the rest grew various other organisms. Among 176 patients with glomeruionephropathies (GNP), 20.5% (17 male and 16 female) yielded positive urine cultures. These included 18 positive for E. coli, 3 for staphylococcal coagulase-negative, 5 for Klebsiella and 3 for Enterobacter; the rest grew various other organisms. There was a higher overall prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in GNP when compared to the controls. Heavy proteinuria is also a predisposing factor for an increase in the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in female GNP only.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1986
          1986
          05 December 2008
          : 44
          : 2
          : 121-124
          Affiliations
          Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
          Article
          184215 Nephron 1986;44:121–124
          10.1159/000184215
          3534607
          © 1986 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Urinary tract infection, Glomeruionephropathies, Bacteriuria

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