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The presence of bacteria in urine.


(bækˌtɪərɪˈjʊərɪə) or


(Pathology) the presence of bacteria in the urine


(bækˌtɪər iˈyʊər i ə)

the presence of bacteria in the urine.
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The presence of asymptomatic bacteriuria may result in overtreatment of UTIs, particularly in populations with underlying urinary disease.
A positive urine culture in the absence of clinical signs of UTI is common in certain populations: one to five per cent of healthy young women and up to 15 per cent of older women have asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB).
should rigorously screen their patients for asymptomatic bacteriuria.
Based on the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy in the Indian population, which is around 4-7%, [5-7] the sample size was calculated as 750, from an alpha risk of 5%, with a power of 90.
The second clinically evaluable patient had asymptomatic bacteriuria associated with DNSE, did not receive any antimicrobial therapy, and remained clinically stable.
A count of [greater than or equal to] 105 CFU/mL was considered significant to indicate asymptomatic bacteriuria.
From an initial colonization stage, which gives rise initially to asymptomatic bacteriuria, these bacteria at a certain point can cause tissue invasion and subsequent infection.
Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria with a urine culture is recommended for pregnant women at 12-16 weeks of gestation.
Most importantly, screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria must occur early in the pregnancy.
Up to 5% of women with asymptomatic bacteriuria will develop symptomatic infection.
No information about clinical symptoms is provided, despite asymptomatic bacteriuria requiring treatment only in certain specified circumstances, such as pregnancy or before urological surgery.
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