Labial fusion and asymptomatic bacteriuria
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 wordsLabial fusion Bacteriuria
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