Mini Review - Journal of Public Health and Nutrition (2023) Volume 6, Issue 1
A review of urinary tract infections in pregnant women: Risks factors.
Urinary tract infection refers to both microbial colonization of the urine and tissue invasion of any structure of the urinary tract. Bacteria are most commonly responsible although yeast and viruses may also be involved. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common disorder caused by bacterial agents in pregnancy, which can lead to important complications in newborn of such mothers in case of inappropriate diagnosis and treatment. Urinary tract infection during pregnancy is common and high in age group between 26-35 years. The high incidence of UTI in the young reproductive age group is due to early pregnancy particularly in the remote settings. UTI remain a prevalent problem during pregnancy especially, in developing countries. Genital hygiene, urination habits and low socioeconomic status play significant role in the occurrence of UTI during pregnancy. These could be attributed to lack of knowledge about UTI risk factors and its prevention during pregnancy.Author(s): Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu*, Amaechi Chukwudi Ofodile, Chetachi Blessing Okwuanaso