Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Urinary tract infection (UTI)


PREVALENCE OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS IN URINE SAMPLES.

Roma Goyal , Pavan Gautam , Sushil Kumar, Anil Kumar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 7-12

Objective: There is evidence that patients with diabetes have an increased risk of asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections (UTIs).  The aim of this study was to detect the prevalence of UTIs among diabetic patients admitted in the hospital  and  to identify the most frequent bacteria responsible for UTI:
Material and methods: The study population included 570 diabetic patients suggestive of UTI (847 women and 623 men), from Maharani Laxmi Bai medical college, Jhansi between December2018 to August 2020 . We collected patients’ personal history data and performed urine cultures.  Result: Total number of patients, 158 had urine cultures positive, meaning 10.7%. Out of the total number of 158 UTIs, 124 (78.4%) were asymptomatic bacteriuria. The most frequent bacteria involved in Urinary tract infection was Escherichia coli (68.9%). Conclusion: Infection of UTI are frequent in diabetic patients Because of the great proportion of asymptomatic forms among diabetic patients, the  culture should be performed in all hospitalized admitted patients with diabetes..