Studies of introital colonization in women with recurrent urinary infections. VII. The role of bacterial adherence.

@article{Fowler1976StudiesOI,
  title={Studies of introital colonization in women with recurrent urinary infections. VII. The role of bacterial adherence.},
  author={Jackson E Fowler and Thomas A. Stamey},
  journal={Transactions of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons},
  year={1976},
  volume={68},
  pages={78-82}
}
The susceptibility of the vaginal introitus to colonization by enterobacteria appears to be the biologic defect that separates women who experience recurrent urinary infection from those resistant to recurrent infection. Colonization of a mucosal surface is mediated in part by the ability of an organism to adhere to the surface. We describe an in vitro model that measures the capacity of different bacterial species to adhere to human vaginal epithelial cells. Different bacteria are demonstrated… CONTINUE READING