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What is Urinary tract infections?

What is Urinary tract infections?

Urinary tract infections are common infections of the urinary tract, which consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra ...more »

  • Urinary tract infections: Infection of the urinary system; usually bacterial.
  • Urinary tract infections: infections affecting stuctures participating in the secretion and elimination of urine: the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Urinary tract infections: any infection of any of the organs of the urinary tract.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Urinary tract infections: Introduction

Types of Urinary tract infections:

Types of Urinary tract infections:

Broader types of Urinary tract infections:

How many people get Urinary tract infections?

Lifetime risk of Urinary tract infections: 1-in-5 women lifetime.

Who gets Urinary tract infections?

Profile for Urinary tract infections: General population, but sexually active women are at highest risk for disease. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Tract Infections: DBMD)

Gender Profile for Urinary tract infections: More common in women than men. Uncommon in boys and young men.

Gender Profile for Urinary tract infections: Women are especially prone to UTIs for reasons that are poorly understood. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime. UTIs in men are not so common, but they can be very serious when they do occur. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Tract Infections in Adults: NIDDK)

How serious is Urinary tract infections?

Complications of Urinary tract infections: see complications of Urinary tract infections

What causes Urinary tract infections?

Causes of Urinary tract infections: see causes of Urinary tract infections
Causes of Urinary tract infections: Usually caused by Escherichia coli, but other Enterobacteriaceae are also important causes of infection. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Tract Infections: DBMD) ... Usually through fecal contamination of the urinary tract. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Tract Infections: DBMD)
Risk factors for Urinary tract infections: see risk factors for Urinary tract infections

What are the symptoms of Urinary tract infections?

Symptoms of Urinary tract infections: see symptoms of Urinary tract infections

Complications of Urinary tract infections: see complications of Urinary tract infections

Can anyone else get Urinary tract infections?

More information: see contagiousness of Urinary tract infections
Inheritance: see inheritance of Urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Urinary tract infections.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Urinary tract infections.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Urinary tract infections: General practitioner, Primary care physician, Nephrologist, Urologist, Hematologist, Diabetologist, Pediatrician, General surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Urinary tract infections.
Treatments for Urinary tract infections: see treatments for Urinary tract infections
Prevention of Urinary tract infections: see prevention of Urinary tract infections
Research for Urinary tract infections: see research for Urinary tract infections

Society issues for Urinary tract infections

Hospitalizations for Urinary tract infections: 1.5 million in America (Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, 2002)

Hospitalization statistics for Urinary tract infections: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Urinary tract infections:

  • 0.11% (13,865) of hospital consultant episodes were for infections of genitourinary tract in pregnancy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of genitourinary tract in pregnancy required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of genitourinary tract in pregnancy were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for infections of genitourinary tract in pregnancy required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Urinary tract infections: 9.1 million visits were made to physician offices regarding urinary tract infections in the US 2000 (Weighted Analysis of 1999 NAMCS, 2003, NIDDK)
Physician office visit statistics for Urinary tract infections: The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Urinary tract infections:
  • 8.318 million visits (NIDDK)
  • 9.1 million adult physician office visits in the USA 2001 (Weighted Analysis of 2000 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2003)
  • 7.9 million adult physician office visits in the USA 2000 (Weighted Analysis of 1999)
  • 10 million physician office visits in America (Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, 2002)
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Physician office visits for Urinary tract infections: In the United States, urinary track infections (UTIs) account for about 4 million ambulatory-care visits each year, representing about 1% of all outpatient visits. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Tract Infections: DBMD)

Organs Affected by Urinary tract infections:

Organs and body systems related to Urinary tract infections include:

Name and Aliases of Urinary tract infections

Main name of condition: Urinary tract infections

Other names or spellings for Urinary tract infections:

urinary infections, UTI

UTI Source - Diseases Database

Urinary tract infections: Related Conditions

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