Urinary tract infection

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Organism

Urinary tract infection (UTI)/cystitis/pyuria-dysuria syndrome

Enterobacteriaceae (GNR, especially E. coli [80% of infections]), Chlamydia trachomatis, Staphylococcus saprophyticus (GPC) (in young women), enterococcus (GPC), group B streptococci (GPC), Candida sp. (yeast), N. gonorrhoeae (GNCB), Corynebacterium urealyticum (GPR), Aerococcus urinae (GPC), Ureaplasma urealyticum (lack of cell walls prevents staining by Gram stain), HSV, adenovirus.

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