Staphylococcus saprophyticus


Standard Precautions

General Information

Coagulase-negative, gram-positive cocci in clusters.

Second most common cause after E. coli of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in young females.

  • Pyelonephritis (acute)

  • Urethritis

  • Epididymitis

  • Prostatitis

Isolation of the organism in urine culture used for testing.

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