Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common in women, uncommon in men and of special importance in children. Recurrent infection causes considerable morbidity; if complicated, it can cause severe renal disease including end-stage renal failure. It is also a common source of lifethreatening Gram-negative septicaemia. PATHOGENESIS Infection is most often due to bacteria from the patient’s own bowel flora. Transfer to the … Continue reading Urinary tract infection