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Descriptor English: Bacteriuria
Descriptor Spanish: Bacteriuria
Descriptor Portuguese: Bacteriúria
Descriptor French: Bactériurie
Entry term(s): Bacteriurias
Tree number(s): C01.915.219
C12.777.892.219
C13.351.968.892.219
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001437
Scope note: The presence of bacteria in the urine which is normally bacteria-free. These bacteria are from the URINARY TRACT and are not contaminants of the surrounding tissues. Bacteriuria can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Significant bacteriuria is an indicator of urinary tract infection.
Annotation: differentiate from URINE/microbiol; coordinate IM with specific bacterium (IM) and specific bacterial infection (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 66
History Note: 66(64)
DeCS ID: 1460
Unique ID: D001437
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Bacteriuria - Preferred
Concept UI M0002143
Scope note The presence of bacteria in the urine which is normally bacteria-free. These bacteria are from the URINARY TRACT and are not contaminants of the surrounding tissues. Bacteriuria can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Significant bacteriuria is an indicator of urinary tract infection.
Preferred term Bacteriuria
Entry term(s) Bacteriurias



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