Screening of Asymptomatic Urinary Tract Infection among School Childrens through Dipstick and Microscopic Examination

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Musadiq Khan
Muhammad Abbas
Emad Ud Din
Abdur Rehman
Yasir Khan
Shakeel Ahmad
Kaleem Ullah
Inam Ullah Khan
Wahid Ullah


Background: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most prevalent pediatric infectious diseases, leading to substantial healthcare utilization including hospitalization and antibiotic therapy. Despite the asymptomatic nature of many pediatric UTIs, these infections can contribute to significant morbidity if left undiagnosed and untreated, including the development of chronic kidney disease.

Objective: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of asymptomatic UTIs in school-going children and to evaluate the effectiveness of dipstick and microscopic urinalysis as diagnostic tools.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 67 asymptomatic school-aged children in the district of Nowshera, KP. Urine samples were analyzed using urine dipstick tests followed by microscopic examination to detect the presence of pyuria, hematuria, and proteinuria. The study excluded children previously diagnosed with UTI or any other infectious disease. SPSS version 25 was utilized for data analysis, with results presented in descriptive statistics.

Results: Of the total children screened, 40 (59.7%) were male, and 27 (40.3%) were female. Age distribution was split between 3 to 7 years (25.4%) and 8 to 15 years (74.6%). The dipstick and microscopic examinations revealed UTI positivity in 46 children (68.7%). Specifically, pyuria was detected in 32.83%, hematuria in 32.83%, and proteinuria in 18% of the screened children.

Conclusion: The study highlights the high prevalence of asymptomatic UTIs among school children and emphasizes the necessity for routine urine examinations as an integral component of pediatric healthcare to prevent future complications. Furthermore, dipstick and microscopic analyses were validated as efficient diagnostic tools for early detection of UTIs.

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Khan, M., Abbas, M., Din, E. U., Rehman, A., Khan, Y., Ahmad, S., Ullah, K., Khan, I. U., & Ullah, W. (2024). Screening of Asymptomatic Urinary Tract Infection among School Childrens through Dipstick and Microscopic Examination. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(2), 171–174.
Author Biographies

Musadiq Khan, Sarhad University of Information and Science Technology Peshawar Pakistan.

Lecturer (Cardiology) Sarhad university of information and science technology Peshawar, Pakistan

Muhammad Abbas, Khyber Medical University Peshawar Pakistan.

BS (Medical Laboratory Technology) KMU IPMS Peshawar, Pakistan

Emad Ud Din, Institute of Health Sciences Peshawar Pakistan.

Lecturer (Medical Laboratory Technology) IHS Peshawar, Pakistan

Abdur Rehman, Sarhad University Peshawar Pakistan.

BS Microbiology Sarhad university Peshawar, Pakistan

Yasir Khan, Sarhad university Peshawar Pakistan.

BS Microbiology Sarhad university Peshawar, Pakistan

Shakeel Ahmad, Sarhad university Peshawar Pakistan

BS Medical Laboratory Technology Sarhad university Peshawar, Pakistan

Kaleem Ullah, Sarhad University Peshawar Pakistan.

Lecturer (Medical Laboratory Technology) Sarhad University Peshawar, Pakistan

Inam Ullah Khan, Sarhad University Peshawar Pakistan.

Lecturer (Medical Laboratory Technology) Sarhad University Peshawar, Pakistan

Wahid Ullah, Sarhad University Peshawar Pakistan

Lecturer (Medical Laboratory Technology) Sarhad University Peshawar, Pakistan


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