Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Kidney Dialysis Foundation. (Jan-Mar 2016). KDF Link. Singapore. p.8.

UTI is claimed to be the infection with the second highest incidence in women. (The first is the common flu). It is caused by bacteria. These bacteria from the anus attach themselves to the genital areas. The bacteria most often found is Escherichia coli (E. Coli).

Typically, ‘uncomplicated’ UTI (usually non-hospital setting) fall into two types:

  • Acute cystitis which impacts the bladder
  • Acute pyelonephritis which moves deeper and impacts the kidney(s)
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