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Title: Bacteriuria in patients with gallbladder and biliary tract diseases.
Authors: Vaishnavi, Chetana
Singh, Satnam
Kochhar, Rakesh
Singh, Gurpreet
Singh, Kartar
Issue Date: 22-Oct-2004
Citation: Vaishnavi C, Singh S, Kochhar R, Singh G, Singh K. Bacteriuria in patients with gallbladder and biliary tract diseases. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2004 Oct; 47(4): 556-8
Abstract: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are important hospital acquired entities, resulting in bacteriuria indicated by the presence of significant numbers of bacteria in the urine. This study examined the prevalence of bacteriuria in our patients with gallbladder diseases. Three hundred and forty eight patients with various gallbladder (GB) diseases were enrolled in our study. Routine bacteriological cultures of midstream urine specimens were done. Significant bacteriuria was defined as the growth of 105 or more organisms in pure culture per milliliter of urine. Forty four (12.6%) of the patients (18 symptomatic; 26 asymptomatic) showed bacteriuria. Escherichia coli was the predominant isolate followed by Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and several others. Thus UTI is also a frequent concomitant of gall bladder diseases and is a sign of the fact that kidneys are in a condition endangered by pyelonephritis.
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