The treatment of infections of the genito-urinary tract depends so much on the type of bacterium which is causing the infection that it seems important to present briefly summaries of the bacteriologic observations from a consecutive series of our cases of bladder, kidney and blood stream infections.
INCIDENCE OF INFECTION
—A summary of the observations in a series of 600 cases of bladder infection shows that 351 cases, 58.7 per cent of the series, were infected with colon group organisms, 253 of which were obtained in pure culture. The staphylococci and micrococci were found in 265 cases, in pure culture in 122. After these two big groups there is a rapid drop in incidence. Streptococci were found in 67 cases, 30 of them in pure culture. Although found comparatively seldom, the remaining organisms are by no means unimportant on that account. Among them may be cited Proteus, found
YOUNG HH, COLSTON JAC, HILL JH. INFECTIONS IN THE GENITO-URINARY TRACT, AND COMPLICATIONS: FURTHER ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT. JAMA. 1932;98(9):715–722. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730350029007
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