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Flashcards in UroPathogenic E.coli (UPEC) Deck (11):
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what is the biology of UPEC?

  • Gram Negative Bacilli
  • Lactose Fermenter
  • Reduce Nitrate to Nitrite

2

how is the course of the pathogenesis of UPEC?

Fimbriae attaches to uro-epithelial cells and  biofilm is formed.

3

what will cause the Pyogenic symptoms seen in UPEC?

 are mediated by hemolysin and immune response to LPS

4

where is UPEC flora normal in the body?

colon

5

how is UPEC infection get acquired in hospitals?

through catheters

6

how is UPEC infection get acquired in the community?

lack of hygiene

7

how will an infection with UPEC present with?

  • UTI/Cystitis (90% of cases)

- Low grade fever, dysuria

  • Pyelonephritis

- high fever, dysuria, low flank pain

8

how is an infection with UPEC diagnosed?

Urinalysis

 

9

how do you treat UPEC?

*TMP-SMX

*Fluoroquinolones

    *Based on urinalysis Ab-R/S

 

10

what will a UTI Urinalysis detect?

Nitrites

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