ASSOCIATION BETWEEN URINARY TRACT INFECTION AND PRETERM LABOUR A PROSPECTED STUDY IN BASRAH MATERNITY AND CHILD HOSPITAL
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2022, Volume 28, Issue 1, Pages 14-17
AbstractPreterm birth is complex condition with multiple risk factors and substantial medical, psychological , economic and social impacts. Preterm is also the most important determinant of short and long term morbidity in infant and children. The aim of this study is to determine the association between preterm labour and urinary tract infection, parity, socioeconomic state, locality and degree of education. A prospective descriptive study had been carried out in Al-Basrah Maternity and Child Hospital from 1st of February 2020 to 1st of October 2020 which include (100) pregnant women admitted to labour room and had spontaneous preterm labour, they evaluated clinically and by investigations . The percentage of urinary tract infected women is 62% among total women with preterm labor, 38% of women had no Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). The UTI diagnosed by presence of 10 or more pus cells and / or bateruria (10) 5 or more . Sixty three percent of women was primgravida and 37% of them was multigravida (not more than gravida 3). Forty-two percent of women was from city center and 58% of them from peripheral areas. Forty-One percent of women have high education level define by having secondary school and more and 59% of them have low education level. Fifty-Eight percent of women having low income defined by family income less than 600000 iraqi dinar and 42% of them have high income. The study showed strong association between preterm labour and urinary tract infection, so we advise to do it on large number of patients to prove the relationship between preterm labour and urinary tract infection.
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