New therapy for urinary tract infections is successful in mice

12/5/2011 | Modern Medicine

Researchers using mice with chronic bacterial urinary tract infections found that a sugar derivative, mannose, when given simultaneously with antibiotics, decreased bacterial loads successfully and quickly, even in cases of antibiotic-resistant infections. "This drug can block the spread of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections far better than any other previously reported compound," said senior author Scott Hultgren.

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