ASYMPTOMATIC BACTERIURIA AMONG PUPILS OF UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT DEMONSTRATION PRIMARY SCHOOL, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIAN. FRANK-PETERSIDE. AND E.E. ETON
Asymptomatic bacteriuria was investigated in 100 pupils (6-13 years of age) of the University of Port Harcourt Demonstration primary School. Urine samples were collected and cultured on cystine- lactose electrolyte deficiency (CLED) agar for 24 hours at 37°C. Significant growth was observed in 13% of the samples. Of the organisms isolated, E. coli was predominant, 38%. Others are, S.aureus; 23%. Proteus, 15%, S.epidermidis 15% and Pseudomonas, 8%. The most commonly isolated organisms were found to be sensitive to Strepomycin. It is recommended that pupils in primary schools be examined for asymptomatic bacteria and appropriate antibiotics administered.
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