- A 29-year-old sexually active woman comes in with a chief complaint of dysuria and urgency. A urinalysis and urine cutlure/gram stain is performed revealing gram-positive organisms in clusters.
- 2nd most common cause of UTIs in sexually active young women
- Laboratory tests
- coagulase negative
- novobiocin resistant
- urease positive
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Level of Evidence 5 and Other Journal Articles (includes Case Reports, Expert Opinions,
Personal Observations, and Biomechanic Studies)
Mehnert-Kay SA. Diagnosis and management of uncomplicated urinary tract infections. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Aug 1;72(3):451-6.
PMID:16100859 (Link to Abstract)
Raz R, Colodner R, Kunin CM. Who are you--Staphylococcus saprophyticus? Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Mar 15;40(6):896-8.
PMID:15736028 (Link to Abstract)
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