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Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

In a nutshell

This study looked at different treatments for urinary tract infections (UTIs – infection of the urethra or bladder) caused by aerococcus bacteria. The study found that nitrofurantoin (Macrobid), pivmecillinam (Selexidand ciprofloxacin (Ciprowere effective antibiotic treatments for UTIs caused by aerococcus.

Some background

UTIs are a common problem that can be caused by different bacteria. Aerococcus is a type of bacteria that can cause UTIs. These can cause some complications such as problems in the blood and heart. It is important to research antibiotic treatment for UTIs caused by aerococcus.

Methods & findings

31,629 urine samples were analyzed. 144 samples had aerococcus growing in them and 72 patients with UTI had antibiotic treatment.

Nitrofurantoin was the most common treatment and had 71-76% effectiveness in treating one type of aerococcus (A.urinae) and 42-50% in another type (A. sanguinicola). Pivmecillinam was successful in bladder UTI caused by A.urinae. Ciprofloxacin was effectively used in patients with pyelonephritis (kidney infection).

The bottom line

The study concluded that antibiotic treatment is effective for UTIs caused by different types of aerococcus.

The fine print

The study had a small sample size. 

What’s next?

Speak with your doctor about treating UTI with antibiotic treatment caused by aerococcus.

Published By :

The Journal of infection

Date :

Dec 15, 2017

Original Title :

A prospective observational treatment study of aerococcal urinary tract infection.

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