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November 1962

Seasonal Bacteriuria in Two "Normal" Family Populations

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Preventive Medicine, State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center.; Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Dr. Mou) and Professor of Preventive Medicine (Dr. Feldman).

Arch Intern Med. 1962;110(5):712-719. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620230158021

The reports of a number of recent studies1-6 suggest that some persons are more likely to acquire persistent bacteriuria than are others, that the incidence of such infections may vary widely, especially with respect to age, sex, and socioeconomic level, but that, whether or not they are symptomatic, the consequences may be serious. In this paper we will present the data collected during 6 seasonal urine samplings of an ambulant population of "normal" families along with parallel information from a second population that has been studied during the last 3 seasons. In a preliminary report7 we summarized, briefly, the initial 3 seasons of experience in the first population. At that time it seemed that the female more often had bacteriuria and that this was more likely to occur in the winter. Furthermore, multiple instances of infection were detected in 5 families. These observations will be extended and discussed

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