10 Urinary Tract Infection Causes

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Cause #2: Staphylococcus Saprophyticus

Staphylococcus saprophyticus (S. saprophyticus) is a gram-positive bacterium that commonly causes community-acquired UTIs. It was not recognized as a cause of UTIs until the early 1970s, but it is now estimated that S. saprophyticus causes 5 to 10 percent of UTIs.

Patients with UTIs caused by S. Saprophyticus usually present with a burning sensation when urinating, increased urgency, dripping after urination, and pain during intercourse. It is usually seen in young and sexually active women.

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