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Year : 1979  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-89  

Serum antibodies study in recurrent urinary tract infection

Vidya N Acharya, Neela H Mehta, Surangi K Jadav 
 Department-Division of Nephrology-Department of Medicine; K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay 400012, India

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Vidya N Acharya
Department-Division of Nephrology-Department of Medicine; K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay 400012
India

Serum antibodies were studied in 187 cases of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) divided into two groups. Group I consisted of 126 patients with 128 infections who had significant bacteriuria. 90 (70.3%) of these infections were associated with significant anti­body response (> 1:320) at the beginning of the study. It was further observed that uropathogens of all kinds were capable of producing antibody titre response. In the follow up study of 105 infections, it was noted that in 40.9% of infections inspite o f nega­tive urine culture, elevated antibody response persisted even after 3 months. In Group II, 61 patients with history of recurrent UTI with or without evidence of pyelonephritis were studied for re­sponses again` various serotypes of E. coli which were found to be common uropathogens. In this group too, majority o f the patients manifested elevated antibody response even when they had sterile urine at the time o f the study.


How to cite this article:
Acharya VN, Mehta NH, Jadav SK. Serum antibodies study in recurrent urinary tract infection.J Postgrad Med 1979;25:85-89


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Acharya VN, Mehta NH, Jadav SK. Serum antibodies study in recurrent urinary tract infection. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1979 [cited 2021 Jan 15 ];25:85-89
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