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Clino-Pathological Features of Urinary Tract Infection in Rural India

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The study was aimed to understand the clino-pathological characteristics of urinary tract infection along with the techniques used in diagnosis and treatment of the presenting infection. The study takes into consideration the various risk factors such as age, sex, and diabetes mellitus which can precipitate a urinary tract infection. The study was conducted at the Global Baroda Hospital, Vadodara and Narhari Hospital, Vadodara in the duration from January to March 2012, under the supervision of Dr. Hiten Kareliya. A questionnaire was prepared in accordance to evaluate risk factors of urinary tract infection. The patients under study were chosen according to specific inclusion criteria. The uropathogens were isolated with the help of biochemical testing. E. coli (38%) was found to be the most prevalent organism followed by Klebsiella and Candida albicans (both 10%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (9%), Staphylococcus (7%).

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Raval, R. , Verma, R. and Kareliya, H. (2015) Clino-Pathological Features of Urinary Tract Infection in Rural India. Advances in Infectious Diseases, 5, 132-139. doi: 10.4236/aid.2015.54016.

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