Other UTI Agents

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Medical Microbiology (Urinary Tract Infections) Flashcards on Other UTI Agents, created by gina_evans0312 on 03/06/2014.

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Asymptomatic Bacteruria (ABU) High quantity of bacteria in urine but no symptoms present
Pyurea Pus/neutrophils in the urea
Enterococcus- Gram and Catalase Tests Gram +ve, catalase -ve (commonly gained from instruments)
P. aureginosa- Source Frequent in hospital water taps
Proteus Miribalis- Gram and Oxidase Tests Gram -ve, oxidase +ve, contains urease, leading to kidney stones
Descending Route of Infection Bacteria enter kidney through blood (common in S.aureus)
Vesicourethral Reflux- Cause Pyelonephritis scars kidneys- leading to urine flowing back into the vesicles during micturination
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