Epidemiological data from Western Australia regarding Staphylococcus saprophyticus urinary tract infections (UTIs) was collected over a 12 month period.
Eighty-four percent of S. saprophyticus UTIs occurred in females 13-40 years of age and S. saprophyticus was the second most frequent cause of UTIs in this age group (15.2%) after Escherichia coli (70.8%). Although the monthly incidence fluctuated, no seasonality of S. saprophyticus UTIs could be demonstrated.
The proportion of S. saprophyticus UTIs in pregnant women (6.5%) compared with non-pregnant women (15.2%) appeared reduced, however, this reduction was not statistically significant.
Finally, while S. saprophyticus was isolated at a frequency of 4.6% from the genital tract of females aged 13-40 years, it could not be isolated from the genital tract of females aged>40 years, nor from the genital tract of males aged 13-40 years, suggesting a possible reservoir of infection.
These data imply a relationship between female hormonal status and S. saprophyticus UTIs which requires further investigation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bactériose, Infection, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie, Voie urinaire, Epidémiologie, Australie Occidentale, Australie, Océanie, Age, Sexe, Gestation, Variation saisonnière, Homme, Voie urinaire pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bacteriosis, Infection, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria, Urinary tract, Epidemiology, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania, Age, Sex, Pregnancy, Seasonal variation, Human, Urinary tract disease, Urinary system disease
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Code Inist : 002B05B02H. Création : 10/04/1997.