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Pneumococcusuria: From bench to bedside

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology

Source : Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume 30, Number 1, p.96-98 (2012)

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Keywords : adult, aged, amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid, antibiotic sensitivity, antibiotic therapy, article, bacterium isolation, cefalexin, cefotaxime, ceftriaxone, cefuroxime, child, ciprofloxacin, clinical article, clinical assessment, clinical feature, Communicable Diseases, correlation coefficient, cotrimoxazole, disease predisposition, disk diffusion, Emerging, female, human, Humans, hydronephrosis, hydroureter, infant, male, microbiological examination, middle aged, moxifloxacin, nephrolithiasis, nitrofurantoin, obstructive uropathy, penicillin G, pneumococcal infection, Pneumococcal Infections, preschool child, Streptococcus pneumoniae, urinary tract infection, Urinary Tract Infections, Urine, urine culture, urosepsis

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Microbiology, Urology

Year : 2012

Abstract : The present study highlights six cases of pneumococcusuria during the time period of May 2008 to May 2010. All the patients had a co-existing predisposing factor with the isolation of Streptococcus pneumoniae in urine. Five of the six patients having signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTI) were treated and cured of the same. It becomes essential to consider pneumococcal UTI in the presence of clinical signs and symptoms associated with urinary tract abnormalities like hydronephrosis and renal stones. S. pneumoniae may be regarded as an emerging pathogen in UTI. Precise microbiological diagnosis must correlate with the clinical signs and symptoms for the administration of appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Cite this Research Publication : Sa Krishna, Sanjeevan, K. Vb, Sudheer, Aa, Dinesh, K. Ra, Kumar, Aa, and Karim, Sa, “Pneumococcusuria: From bench to bedside”, Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol. 30, pp. 96-98, 2012.

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