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Staphylococcus saprophyticus

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  • 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.
Overview
  • 2nd most common cause of UTIs in sexually active young women 
    • E. coli is most common
  • Laboratory tests
    • coagulase negative
    • novobiocin resistant
    • urease positive


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