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Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Urinary tract infection among pregnant women at Bobo-Dioulasso: epidemiological and bacteriological aspects

Authors: E Taale, S Sanou, I Sangare, A.D. Abdelkerim, A Mbatna, C Sirima, A Savadogo

Journal: Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Urinary tract infections are the first infections in pregnant women and can cause serious complications during pregnancy. In order to improve its management in low income country like Burkina Faso, we conducted a prospect cross-sectional study, to describe its epidemiological and biological aspects in pregnant women at Souro Sanou hospital at Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso). Epidemiologically, the frequency of urinary tract infection was 27.5% and affected mostly 21 to 30 years pregnant women. Bacteriologically, the main isolates found were: E. coli , Staphylococcus aureus , Staphylococcus epidermis, Serratia , Acinetobacter , Enterobacter and Candida . The 81 isolates showed a good sensitivity to cephalosporin (C3G), aminoglycosides, oxacillin and erythromycin. These antibiotics are recommended for pregnant women before urinary cytobacteriological exam. Keywords: Antibiotic, Bobo-Dioulasso, E. coli , pregnant woman, urinary tract infection, urinary cytobacteriological exam