LA DYSURIE CHEZ LES FEMMES: EVALUATION BACTERIOLOGIQUE ET CORRELATION ENTRE LES CULTURES URINAIRES ET LA COLONISATION VAGINALE

Translated title of the contribution: Dysuria in women: Bacteriological evaluation and correlation between urinary cultures and vaginal colonization

M. Blum, E. Kitai, S. Zalewski, B. Kaplan*

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Abstract

Ninety-five women, average age 37.7 years, who complained of dysuria, were examined in our clinic. After urinary and vaginal swab cultures were taken, results were compared. In 36 women (37.9%) a significant bacterial growth was found on urinary culture (more than 100,000 colonies per ml). Among women with sterile urinary cultures, we found 8 (8.4%) who had a bacterial growth on vaginal swab culture and 13 (13.7%) who had a Candida growth. Escherichia coli was the most common pathogen, both in the urinary and in the vaginal cultures. We found 38 women (40%) complaining of dysuria who had sterile cultures. Of the 32 women with bacterial growth on vaginal swab cultures, we found 24 women (75%) who had significant bacteriuria, while in 63 women without bacterial growths in vaginal swab cultures we found significant bacteriuria in only 12 cases (19%) (p < 0.001; x 2 = 28,23; odds ratio = 12.75). In conclusion, our work emphasizes the probable causal link between bacterial vaginal infections and bacterial urinary tract infection in women complaining of dysuria.

Translated title of the contributionDysuria in women: Bacteriological evaluation and correlation between urinary cultures and vaginal colonization
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)398-401
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologie - Revue du Gynecologue
Volume1
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 1993

Keywords

  • bacteriuria
  • urination disorders
  • vaginitis

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