Positive cultures were obtained in 67 of 377 (17%) pregnant clinic patients screened for asymptomatic bacilluria. E coli was present in the majority (58%). There was a suggested, but not significant, elevation of cord 7S anti-A and anti-B isohemagglutinin levels in infants of mothers with E Coli bacilluria. Premature labor, premature rupture of membranes, toxemia, abruptio placentae and intrapartum fever were more prevalent among the same groups. Treatment of the asymptomatic bacilluria did not seem to affect fetal outcome or isohcmag-glutinin levels. There was a significantly higher incidence of chronic urinary tract disease among those patients with gram-negative bacil-luria.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Obstetrics and gynecology|
|State||Published - Dec 1970|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology