Fetal and maternal outcome in asymptomatic bacilluria of pregnancy: Effects on isohemagglutinin titers

Cynthia W. Cooke, James A. Hallock, Harold Wurzel, Frank A. Oski, Edward E. Wallach

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-844
Number of pages5
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume36
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1970
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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