A study of asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with diabetes mellitus
Author(s): Dr. Sadanand Naik and Dr. Sundara Anemajal
Abstract: Diabetes is very common predisposing factor for UTI. The fact that asymptomatic bacteriuria is more common in females with diabetes as compared to males with diabetes. Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is defined as When a bacterial count of same species over10^5 per ml in mild stream clean catch specimen of urine on two occasion is detected without the symptom of urinary infection. Significant bacteriuria detected by urinary culture, without symptoms attributable to urinary tract like burning micturition, frequent micturition, urinary incontinence, urgency, painful micturition, suprapubic pain, flank pain or fever. Asymptomatic and symptomatic bacteriuria are more common in females with diabetes. Asymptomatic bacteriuria may be precursor for symptomatic bacteriuria. The UTI ranges from asymptomatic bacteriuria to lower cystitis, pyelonephritis, xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, renal abscess, perinephric abscess, and papillary necrosis. Asymptomatic bacteriuria seems to be non eradicable, recurring in case of diabetic females.