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Urological Research

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 99–103 | Cite as

The effect of pre-existing bacteriuria on bladder resistance to superinfection in the rabbit

  • Philip M. Hanno
  • Robert Fritz
  • Alan J. Wein
  • S. Grant Mulholland
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Summary

Pre-existing bacteriuria of 2 to 3 weeks' duration in the rabbit had no effect on either the histological integrity of the sialomucin layer (anti-adherence factor) of the bladder mucosa or the protective effect of this layer against super-infection.

Key words

Urinary tract infection Super-infection Anti-adherence factor Sialomucin layer 

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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip M. Hanno
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert Fritz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alan J. Wein
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Grant Mulholland
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Urology, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.the Philadelphia Veterans Administration HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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