European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 152, Issue 3, pp 250–251 | Cite as

Labial fusion and asymptomatic bacteriuria

  • A. K. C. Leung
  • W. L. M. Robson


Thirty-three female children with labial fusion were screened for bacteriuria which was defined as the growth of a single micro-organism with ≥100 000 colony-forming units/ml (≥ 100×106 colonies/l) in a properly collected urine specimen. Six girls were found to have bacteriuria. In contrast, none of the 33 girls in a control group had bacteriuria. We recommend that a urine culture be performed in girls with labial fusion and that all girls with bacteriuria should be checked for labial fusion.

Key words

Labial fusion Bacteriuria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. C. Leung
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. L. M. Robson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Paediatricsthe University of CalgarySW CalgaryCanada
  2. 2.the Alberta Children's HospitalSW CalgaryCanada

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