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Question 10#

Following are urea-splitting uropathogen, EXCEPT:

A. Proteus
B. Klebsiella
C. Pseudomonas
D. Ureaplasma urealyticum
E. Clostridium difficile

Correct Answer is E


Answer E

Urea-splitting bacteria are Proteus, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, Providencia, Serratia species, Staphylococcus aureus and Ureaplasma urealyticum. Proteus mirabilis accounts for more than half of all urease positive urinary infections. Urea-splitting bacteria change the urine pH (>7.2) and allow easier precipitation of phosphate with several compounds, mainly ammonium and magnesium. The result is struvite stones.