Unconventional bacteria in urinary tract disease: Ureaplasma urealyticum.

  title={Unconventional bacteria in urinary tract disease: Ureaplasma urealyticum.},
  author={D F Birch and Kenneth F Fairley and R E Pavillard},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={19 1},
Bladder-aspirate urine samples (N = 428) were cultured for the presence of fastidious microorganisms. These samples were obtained from 190 patients with urinary tract disease or symptoms suggesting infection of the urinary tract in whom standard bacteriologic investigation had failed to indicate bacterial infection. Ureaplasma urealyticum was recovered alone or in association with other microorganisms from the bladder urine of 75% of patients with reflux scarring and abnormal renal function… CONTINUE READING