- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) among young school girls in Nablus District
- Published at:Conference
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) usually occur as consequences of colonization of the periurethral area by a virulent organism that subsequently gains access to the bladder.
The prevalence rate of (UTI) varies with age and sex. Due to their anatomy, women especially young develop the conditions much more often than men. An important risk factor in girls is antibiotic therapy which disrupts the normal periurethral flora and enables the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
The prevalence of UTIs in young female in Nablus was conducted, about 280 urine samples were collected from 5 female elementary schools in Nablus district (Jammaeen, Beta, Al Zenabia, Abd AL Raheem Mahmoud and Asker school) and processed for routine and culture analysis.
Our Results showed that the ratio of infection ranges from 10%-16% depending on the hygienic and self- clean of young females (8-12 years) old.