Comparision of bacterial urinary tract infection in catheterised and non catheterised patients

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Author Details : Somya Shukla, Vasundhara Sharma*, V K Singh, Umar Farooq, Sudhir Singh, Shweta R Sharma, Imran Ahmed

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 288-291

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Background: The most frequent bacterial illness is urinary tract infection (UTI). If Immune system fails to eliminate the bacteria that has bypass the first line of defence it results in urinary tract infection or a more severe illness furthermore. Females are usually more distressed than males. Catheter- associated urinary tract infection develops when an indwelling urinary catheter causes an infection within 48 hours.
Aim: Compare the bacterial infection in urinary tract in non catheterized and catheterized patients.
Objectives: To know different pathogenic bacteria causing UTI in catheterized and non catheterized patients.
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted on CAUTI & NON CAUTI patients including both male & female attending general medicine of teerthankar Mahaveer University.
Results: Infection occurred more in CAUTI patients than NON CAUTI. Ratio of females was higher than males.
Conclusion: As our study shows higher percentage of UTI in CAUTI so unnecessary catheterization should be avoided.
Keywords: Catheter, UTI

How to cite : Shukla S, Sharma V, Singh V K, Farooq U, Singh S, Sharma S R, Ahmed I, Comparision of bacterial urinary tract infection in catheterised and non catheterised patients. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2021;7(4):288-291

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Received : 03-08-2021

Accepted : 17-08-2021

Available online : 18-11-2021

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