The Infections in Urinary Tract among Pregnant Women in Nasiriya City, Iraq
Bacterial Urinary Tract infections among Pregnant Women
Keywords:UTI, Pregnant women, bacteria, Naissiyria
Abstract—Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common medical complication in pregnant women .It is associated with severe consequences for both the fetus and the mother. This study designed to detect the frequency of microorganisms causing UTI in pregnancy women. One hundred and twenty participants of pregnancy women included in this study. Urine samples were collected from each participant and cultured on blood and MacConkey agars ,followed by macro and microscopic identification and biochemical tests. API 20E and API Staph compact systems were used as a confirmatory tests . The results showed that the ratio of positive urine culture was 53 (44.2% ) , and the highest positive urine cultures were detected in the second trimester 23/53 (43.3%). Also, gram positive bacteria particularly Staphyiococcusspp were the most common frequency (60.2 %) in this study , and Staphylococcus aureus was the most common microorganism isolated from pregnancy women with UTIs followed by Escherichia coli (19%) . UTI is a major health problem among pregnant women especially during the last two trimesters of pregnancy. Staphylococcus aureus is the dominant pathogen nowadays causing UTIs in different trimesters.
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