Incidence, Distribution And Management of Community Acquired Urinary Tract Infections Among Patients In Hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan
||International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)|
|© 2020 by IJBTT Journal|
|Volume - 10 Issue - 1
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Authors : Asma Manzoor, Nabila Ishaq, Ambreen Kanwal|
|DOI : 10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V10I1P603|
MLA Style:Asma Manzoor, Nabila Ishaq, Ambreen Kanwal"Incidence, Distribution And Management of Community Acquired Urinary Tract Infections Among Patients In Hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 10.1 (2020): 15-21.
APA Style:Asma Manzoor, Nabila Ishaq, Ambreen Kanwal. Incidence, Distribution And Management of Community Acquired Urinary Tract Infections Among Patients In Hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 10(1), 15-21.
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is described as microbe invasion in kidneys, ureter, urethra or urinary bladder causing discomfort, morbidity and mortality ending up to frequent hospital visits. E.coli, Enterobactor, Serratia species, Staphylococcus, and Klebsiella species are few main causes of UTI infections. In order to control the problem of UTI, it is important to understand the causes and distribution patterns of disease. Aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of different factors such as age, gender, and physiological condition on relative abundance of UTI. Semi-structured questionnaire was designed to collect information from UTI patients in local hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. Data accumulated from current study highlighted the most common symptom of UTI in all age groups and gender was frequency of micturition (38.46%) followed by lower abdominal pain (35%). However, higher rate of UTI was reported in women especially age group 41-60 years. Another significant factor among women with UTI infection was pregnancy which might be due to physiological differences, hormonal effects or behavioral patterns. Careful analysis of life style factors of patients further draw attention to drinking water as a significant reason behind the occurrence of UTI as 58.2% patients were using tap water. In conclusion, data suggest age, gender and lifestyle factors as underlying cause of UTI in Pakistan and needs further research to understand their link and overcome the problem.
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Occurrence, Urinary tract infection (UTI), micturition, morbidity, pregnancy.