Non-secretor status is associated with female acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis.

@article{Ishitoya2002NonsecretorSI,
  title={Non-secretor status is associated with female acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis.},
  author={Satoshi Ishitoya and Shingo Yamamoto and Kenji Mitsumori and Osamu Ogawa and Akito Terai},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 9},
  pages={851-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To retrospectively analyse the secretor status in women with acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis, as non-secretors of histo-blood group antigens are reportedly at risk of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 245 women who had been diagnosed as having acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis in affiliated hospitals over the past 5 years. All women were sent antiseptic swabs, to collect saliva, and a questionnaire to survey their past UTI… CONTINUE READING

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