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  1. Urinary tract infections in the city of Florence: epidemiological considerations over a twenty-year period.

    Article - En anglais

    Our study of significant bacteriurias indicated that the worldwide shift in the etiology of infections also holds true for the Florence area.

    In a twenty-year period (1970-1990), we noted a decreased frequency of Gram-negative bacilli, particularly of the family Enterobacteriaceae, and a significant increase of Gram-positive cocci in urinary patients.

    This finding was observed both in hospital and in community-acquired cases in the male sex and only in nosocomial bacteriurias in the female sex.

    There was a reduced isolation of « classic » urinary pathogens such as Proteus mirabilis: its prevalence in hospital-acquired urinary tract infection (UTI) decreased from 16% in 1970 to 5% in 1990 both in males and in females.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Bactériose, Infection, Voie urinaire, Epidémiologie, Homme, Bactérie Gram positif, Bactérie Gram négatif, Hôpital, A domicile, Sexe, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Italie, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bacteriosis, Infection, Urinary tract, Epidemiology, Human, Gram positive bacteria, Gram negative bacteria, Hospital, At home, Sex, Urinary system disease, Italy, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0540029

    Code Inist : 002B05B01. Création : 199406.