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What organism typically causes urinary tract infections?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: E. Coli

E. Coli is present in vaginal secretions which is the most common bacteria to cause bladder infections (uti).

In brief: E. Coli

E. Coli is present in vaginal secretions which is the most common bacteria to cause bladder infections (uti).
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. George Klauber
E. Coli is certainly the most common organism causing urinary infectios, however the original source is fecal contamination. The bacteria can then habiuate the vaginal or introital area because a woman may lack bacreiocidal components in the vaginal secretions. Other fecal organisms causing UTIs are proteus, klebsiella, pseudomanas, enterococcus and enterobacter. Also skin contaminants eg staph
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Staph from the skin

And e. Coli and enterococcus from the skin of the perineum near the rectum are the usual organisms.

In brief: Staph from the skin

And e. Coli and enterococcus from the skin of the perineum near the rectum are the usual organisms.
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: E. coli

Responsible for at least 70% of utis.

In brief: E. coli

Responsible for at least 70% of utis.
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