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E. H. Kass, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1063. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1063_2
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Pyelonephritis is a major problem in public health and preventive measures. The development of simple methods for the detection of asymptomatic bacteriuria and the demonstration that bacteriuria is often associated with or leads to the development of active pyelonephritis provides a simple tool for epidemiologic study of the natural history of bacteriuria.

Data will be presented to show that:

1. Infection of the urinary tract is one of the commonest infections in hospitals;

2. Bacteriuria occurs in four to seven per cent of pregnant women;

3. Bacteriuria precedes the development of pyelonephritis of pregnancy and that by the eradication of


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