10 Causes of Urinary Tract Infections

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, pain during intercourse, and a weak bladder. S. saprophyticus infections can be treated with trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, ampicillin, and ceftriaxone.

Causes Of Urinary Tract Infection

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