Prevalence Of Asymptomatic Significant Bacteriuria In Schoolgirls And Epidemiological Correlates; In Egor Local Government Area Of Edo State Nigeria
Four hundred and twenty pupils (two hundred and ten girls as experimental group and then two hundred and ten boys as control aged 5 – 12 years were studied over two months period (January and February 2007) in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State Nigeria. The prevalence of asymptomatic significant bacteriuria in school girls was found to be 2.9% (6/210). Why none of the school boys had asymptomatic significant bacteriuria. These schoolgirls had significant asymptomatic bacteriuria. Enterococcus faecalis was found to be the predominant bacteria cause instead of Escherichia coli as reported in some literature. Girls in the age group 11 – 12 years had the highest prevalence of asymptomatic significant bacteriuria. Prevention of asymptomatic significant bacteriuria in schoolgirls rely on strict and proper hygiene.
Keywords: Significant asymptomatic bacteriuria, schoolgirls, proper hygiene, Enterococcus faecalis