ASSOCIATION BETWEEN STREPTOCOCCUS FÆCALIS URINARY INFECTIONS AND GRAFT REJECTION IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
In the first month after transplantation 50% of 193 consecutive renal transplant recipients had bacteriuria. The most common organisms isolated were Streptococcus faecalis (34), Escherichia coli (28), Pseudomonas spp. (11), and staphylococcus (9). There was a significant correlation between infection with Str. faecalis and graft failure at one, three, and twelve months. This observation suggests that urinary infection with Str. faecalis may be associated with graft failure which is probably the result of immunological factors.