Urolithiasis pp 293-294 | Cite as

The Value of Extensive Urine and Stone Cultures in Patients Undergoing Surgical Removal of Urinary Tract Stones

  • J. Hugosson
  • L. Grenabo
  • H. Hedelin
  • S. Pettersson
  • S. Seeberg

Abstract

It has not been possible to demonstrate an infection with ureaseproducing micro-organisms in all patients with magnesium-ammonium-phosphate (map) stones. Infection with urea-splitting micro-organisms not detected by conventional culture techniques such as Corynebacteria and Ureaplasma urealyticum could be one explanation for this discrepancy. This study was initiated in order to investigate how often renal stones are associated with an infection if extensive culture routines are performed.

Keywords

Urease Activity Renal Stone Ureteral Stone Ureaplasma Urealyticum Bacteroides Fragilis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hugosson
    • 1
  • L. Grenabo
    • 1
  • H. Hedelin
    • 1
  • S. Pettersson
    • 1
  • S. Seeberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Urology and Clinical BacteriologySahlgrenska sjukhusetGöteborgSweden

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