Which pathogens are clinically significant in urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Raisa O Platte, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Gram-positive organisms, particularly Enterococcus faecalis and GBS, are clinically important pathogens. Infection with S saprophyticus, an aggressive community-acquired organism, can cause upper urinary tract disease, and this infection is more likely to be persistent or recurrent.


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