urinary tract infection

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urinary tract infection


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(UTI) Term for any infection in the urinary tract, including cystitis and pyelonephritis. It can be caused by an infection or by something obstructing the flow of urine, such as an enlarged prostate gland (in men), stones, or a tumor.
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Noun1.urinary tract infection - any infection of any of the organs of the urinary tracturinary tract infection - any infection of any of the organs of the urinary tract
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
cystitis - inflammation of the urinary bladder and ureters
pyelonephritis - inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection
urethritis - inflammation of the urethra; results in painful urination
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Prevention of recurrent bacterial cystitis by intravesical administration of hyaluronic acid: A pilot study.
In the majority of these cases, a bacterial cystitis is the underlying cause.
Guidelines for antimicrobial treatment of uncomplicated acute bacterial cystitis and acute pyelonephritis in women.
Bacterial cystitis occurs most commonly in female dogs.
When microorganisms are not seen, the histologic features are not specific; rare forms of bacterial cystitis, such as encrusted cystitis and emphysematous cystitis, have identifiable histologic appearance.