Introduction: Urinary tract infections frequently affects most of the pregnant mothers. This problem causes significant morbidity like preterm birth, resistant anemia, new born sepsis, pyelonephritis and added healthcare expenditure. Clinical manifestations of UTIs in pregnancy are: asymptomatic bacteriuria, acute cystitis and acute pyelonephritis. Escherichia coli remain the most frequent organism isolated in UTIs. All pregnant mothers should be screened for UTIs in pregnancy and antibiotics should be commenced without delay. Urine culture and sensitivity is the gold standard in diagnosing UTIs.
Aims and Objectives: The study to know the prevalence of urinary tract infection in pregnancy.
Material and Methods: all pregnant women who come for antenatal clinic are screened for uti. Consecutive booked antenatal women who presented to antenatal clinics were randomly recruited into the study (Upon verbal informed consent,) either had any of the symptoms suggestive of urinary tract infections or without any symptoms were only included. Mid-stream clean catch sample sent for urine analysis and culture. Results are tabulated and analyzed.
Results: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, trimester uti seen in 700, 1100, 200 patients. Majority of cases are in primigravida (1100).
Conclusion: urinary tract infection is more common in primigravida and majority is seen in first trimester. Working women are more prone to UTI than non-working women.