A Symptomatic Bacteriuria in Type 2 Diabetic Women

Eswaran, K (2007) A Symptomatic Bacteriuria in Type 2 Diabetic Women. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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Asymptomatic bacteriuria has been demonstrated in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, however the prevalence varied in different series. Paucity of prospective studies from India made to initiate one such work in this part of the country. The aims and objectives were to find out the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in type 2 diabetic women, to analyse the spectrum of organisms and its drug sensitivity pattern, to correlate asymptomatic bacteriuria with patient status and to design an algorythm to detect and manage asymptomatic bacteriuria in diabetic women. A rigid criteria was adopted to select and assess asymptomatic bacteriuria among 164 type 2 diabetic individuals which was compared with 56 healthy individuals as control. The data were analysed statistically. The results of the study revealed that asymptomatic bacteriuria was present among 22.56% diabetic women. It was independent of the patients age and duration of disease. However it was significantly more among diabetics than control. The observation of this study was comparable with published reports. 51 Among the complications, patients with nephropathy were more susceptible for asymptomatic bacteriuria (p<0.001). Gram negative organisms were more common than gram positive ones. Among the laboratory investigations, leucocyturia was found to be significantly associated with asymptomatic bacteriuria and recommended as an early marker to pickup asymptomatic bacteriuria even at primary health care level.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Symptomatic Bacteriuria ; Type 2 Diabetic Women.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 03:36
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 15:10
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/6641

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