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October 1, 1939

INFECTION OF THE URINARY TRACT WITH BACILLUS DYSENTERIAE

Am J Dis Child. 1939;58(4):830-836. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.04380010140014
Abstract

Infection of the urinary tract with Bacillus dysenteriae has been reported in 33 instances, exclusive of the case presented here. The findings are of sufficient interest to warrant tabulation.

It will be seen that of the 34 reported cases, in 16 the disease occurred in children, in 17 in adults and in 1 the age was not indicated. Of the adults, 4 were pregnant women. Twenty-one of the patients were females, 6 were males, and the sex of 7 was not stated. A history or signs of dysentery were obtained in 15 instances and positive fecal cultures in only 6. The following strains of the organism of dysentery were recovered from the urine: Flexner in 28 cases, Hiss in 3 cases, Sonne-Duval in 1 case, Shiga in 1 and Bacillus alcalescens in 1. From these facts the following inferences may be drawn: 1. Dysenteric infections of the urinary tract occur

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