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Urinary pathogens in the male.

Authors
  • Maskell, R
  • Pead, L
  • Hallett, R J
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of urology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1975
Volume
47
Issue
6
Pages
691–694
Identifiers
PMID: 817760
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Evidence is presented that the pathogens causing urinary infection in boys differ significantly from those causing infection in girls and in adult males. Studies of the prepuce floria in boys known to have had urinary infection and in matched controls suggest that the focus of infection is in the preputial sac or urethra rather than the bowel as in girls. It is suggested that the difference in infecting organisms in boys and in adult males may be related to prostatic secretion.

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