Korean J Urol.  1977 Aug;18(4):315-318.

Bacteriologic Study of Upper Urinary Tract Infection with Ureteral Stone

  • 1Department of Urology, Han Gang Sung Sim Hospital, College of Medicine, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.


In clinical practice, we have occasionally experienced the difficulty to identify the pathologic changes of the non or faint-visualized kidney induced by ureteral stone on I.V.P. and especially to decide whether upper urinary tract infection of ipsilateral side was in accordance with lower urinary tract infection or not. We have checked routinely the bacteriological study of the urine collected from the ureterolithotomized site on operation during last two years. Following results were obtained: 1) Among the cultured urine of 42 patients, organism detected in 20 patients and no growth in remainder. Colifrom bacilli 11(26.2%) Staphylococci 5(11.9%) Streptococci 1(2.4%) Pseudomonas 1(2.4%) TB bacilli 2(4.7%) 2) Sensitive drug pattern of 18 patients, Coliform bacilli (11): Kanamycin, Streptomycin, Chloramphenicol Staphylococcus (5): Penicillin, Kanamycin Streptococcus (1): Penicillin Pseudomonas (1): Geopen From above results, some advantages has been provided in the post-operative management of upper urinary tract infection after removal of the ureteral stone.


ureteral stone; urinary tract infection
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