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Perinatología y reproducción humana

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PAVON-GOMEZ, Néstor Javier. Diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infection in pregnant women attending emergency and outpatient services at the Hospital Bertha Calderón Roque in Managua, Nicaragua. Perinatol. Reprod. Hum. [online]. 2013, vol.27, n.1, pp.15-20. ISSN 2524-1710.

Introduction: The urinary tract infection is one of the most common infections during pregnancy and its importance lies in the complications that have been reported in the pregnant women and the newborn. Material and methods: Observational, descriptive, longitudinal and prospective study. We included pregnant with urinary symptoms and positive urine culture. Results: In the period 2011-2012 was carried out a study involving 1,256 pregnant women with symptoms of urinary infection and positive urine culture. It was determined the sensitivity and resistance to antibiotics to urinary pathogens. The 55.6% of the pregnant women had less than 20 weeks gestation and 33.5% was 15 to 25 years old. The 84.9% of patients only had mild urinary infection symptoms. The most frequent etiological agent isolated was Escherichia coli with 76.6% of cases, 7.1% were caused by Proteus sp and 6.6% by Klebbsiella. The sensitivity of nitrofurantion for urinary pathogens was 94.3%, gentamycin 78% and ampicillin 73%. The antibiotics with high rates of sensitivity were ceftazidime and imipenem. Conclusions: The highest percentage of urinary tract infection was caused by Escherichia coli; the most common age of onset was between 15 to 25 years; antibiotics with highest sensitive were nitrofurantion, ceftazidime and imipenem

Keywords : Urinary tract infection and pregnancy/diagnosis and antibiotic sensitivity; urinary tract infection and antibiotic resistance.

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