Info. request: Proteus spp. in UTIs

Johannes Westendorf westendorf at uke.uni-hamburg.de
Wed Mar 12 05:08:20 EST 1997


Tony Balacs wrote:
> 
> Does anyone know whether Proteus species are likey urinary tract
> pathogens in a toddler with urinary reflux?  Are they nephrotoxic and
> are they common intestinal/fecal organisms?
> Thanks.
> Tony Balacs (tbalacs at netcomuk.co.uk)
 Proteus mirabilis is a common strain of intestinal bacteria which often
is involved in infections of the bladder and upstream urinary organs. If
such bacteria get into the bladder of the kid they likely will produce
problems. if such problems occur, ask your doctor about prevention.

J. Westendorf



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