What is the prevalence of bacteriuria and symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The prevalence of bacteriuria in pregnancy is 2-25%, depending on the study criteria. Symptomatic UTI occurs in 1-3% of all pregnancies and leads to premature labor in 20-50% of cases.


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