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Year : 1976  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130-134  

Asymptomatic bacteriuria in school children

PV Badami, Leena P Deodhar 
 Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Seth G. S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012., India

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P V Badami
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Seth G. S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012.
India

1000 school children between the ages of 5 and 10 years were screened for asymptomatic bacteriuria. These were healthy child­ren attending the school regularly. There were 120 girls and 810 boys. Dip slide method was used for urine cultures and Griess nitrite test was also carried out on all urine samples. Four out of 190 girls and 7 out of 810 boys showed asymptomatic bacteriuria giving an incidence of 2.1% for school girls and 0.8% for school boys and an overall incidence of 1.1% for all school children. E. colt was the commonest organism isolated followed by Klebsiella aero­genes. Results with the Griess nitrite test were discouraging. Plain X-rays of abdomen did not reveal any abnormality of urinary tract. Four out o f 11 cases were followed up for a period o f 6 months. None of these developed overt renal disease in the follow up period.


How to cite this article:
Badami P V, Deodhar LP. Asymptomatic bacteriuria in school children.J Postgrad Med 1976;22:130-134


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Badami P V, Deodhar LP. Asymptomatic bacteriuria in school children. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1976 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];22:130-134
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