Definition of bacteriuria in English:

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Pronunciation: /bakˌtɪərɪˈjʊərɪə/


[mass noun] Medicine
The presence of bacteria in the urine.
Example sentences
  • This multicenter trial initially enrolled 421 children who were one to 24 months of age and had a fever and pyuria or bacteriuria in a catheterized urine specimen.
  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every pregnant patient for asymptomatic bacteriuria using a urine culture.
  • Fortunately, asymptomatic bacteriuria and bladder infections can usually be found and treated before the kidneys become infected.

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