The significance of eradication of bacteriuria during pregnancy

Obstet Gynecol. 1979 Jan;53(1):71-3.


Over a 20-year period at WHMC the annual incidence of acute antepartum pyelonephritis decreased from 4.0% to 0.8%. This decrease is correlated with the eradication of asymptomatic bacteriuria. Since urinary tract infections frequently recur, these antepartum patients must be monitored after therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Bacteriuria / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy*
  • Pyelonephritis / prevention & control*
  • Recurrence