what is the biology of UPEC?
- Gram Negative Bacilli
- Lactose Fermenter
- Reduce Nitrate to Nitrite
how is the course of the pathogenesis of UPEC?
Fimbriae attaches to uro-epithelial cells and biofilm is formed.
what will cause the Pyogenic symptoms seen in UPEC?
are mediated by hemolysin and immune response to LPS
where is UPEC flora normal in the body?
how is UPEC infection get acquired in hospitals?
how is UPEC infection get acquired in the community?
lack of hygiene
how will an infection with UPEC present with?
- UTI/Cystitis (90% of cases)
- Low grade fever, dysuria
- high fever, dysuria, low flank pain
how is an infection with UPEC diagnosed?
how do you treat UPEC?
*Based on urinalysis Ab-R/S
what will a UTI Urinalysis detect?