Author/Editor     Gregorič, Alojz
Title     Prikrita bakteriurija pri prvošolkah osemletk
Type     monografija
Place     Zagreb
Publisher     Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Publication year     1978
Volume     str. 69
Language     slo
Abstract     The author performed screening for covert bacteriuria of 1260 (96%) girls in the first form of all (51) primary schools of the municipal region of Maribor (Slovenia, Yugoslavia ). Mean age of the girls was 7,6 years. In 2,38% of the girls (30 girls) prevailing of covert bacteriuria was observed. Among these, 67% showed symptoms of urinary tract infection. 29 girls with covert bacteriuria underwent detailed nephrologic follow-up. In 94,4 % of them, Escherichia coli was isolated from the urine. Sensitivity of all isolated germs to the most frequently applied antimicrobic drugs was as follows: ampicillin 72%, cephalosporin 98%, gentamicin 95%, kanamycin 68%, tetracycline 66%, chloramphenicol 84%, nalidixic acid 93%, sulfonamide 2%, nitrofurantoin 83%. It has been established that determining the sedimentation of erythrocytes, hemoglobin and leukocytes in the blood and, electrophoresis of serum proteins, in girls with covert bacteriuria, exhibited nospecific significance. All the girls (29) had normal values of urea, creatinine and electrolytes in the serum and of the arterial blood pressure. In one girl, pathologic value of the concentrating capacity was seen. In 21% of them X-ray revealed renal scarring in 10% vesicoureteric reflux and, in 31% of the girls trabeculation of the biadder were observed. Pathologic scintiscan reportwas obtained in 55% of the girls, pathologic radioisotope renogram was observed in 76% of them. Association between covert bacteriuria and social status could not be statistically established. No association was observed between covert bacteriuria and body weight or height, neither between covert bacteriuria and positive family history of a urinary disease. Association was established, however, between covert bacteriuria and enuresis. (Abstract truncated at 2000 characters).
Descriptors     BACTERIURIA