Urolithiasis pp 287-287 | Cite as

Renal Calculi and Bacterial Adherence: An Ultrastructural Study of Adhesion to Hydroxyapatite Particles by Urinary Tract Pathogens

  • K. Holmgren
  • S. B. Baloda
  • B. G. Danielson
  • B. Fellström
  • T. Wadström

Abstract

Urinary tract infections associated with renal calculi are often impossible to cure with antibiotics unless the stone is removed surgically. Calculi may be infection-induced (struvite) or may be formed in idiopathic stone disease (calcium oxalate (CaOx) and/or hydroxyapatite (HAP)). The adhesion of urinary tract pathogens to HAP has not been studied. The present study is aimed at defining the role of different surface fimbriae on the binding of urinary tract isolates to the HAP particles.

Keywords

Urinary Tract Urinary Tract Infection Calcium Oxalate Renal Calculus Proteus Mirabilis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Holmgren
    • 1
  • S. B. Baloda
    • 2
  • B. G. Danielson
    • 3
  • B. Fellström
    • 3
  • T. Wadström
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity HospitalSweden
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity HospitalSweden
  3. 3.Veterinary Microbiology, BiomedicumUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  4. 4.Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of LundLundSweden

Personalised recommendations