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what is the definition of UTI?
the presence of a microorganism in the urinary tract that cannot be accounted for by contamination and/or colonizaiton.
Classification of lower tract infection by anatomy
urethritis (urethra), cystitis (bladder), prostatitis
Classification of upper tract infection by anatomy
pyelonephitis (kidney)
Classification: uncomplicated UTI
No structural of functional abnormalities and women who are normally healthy have uncomplicated UTI.
Classification: complicated UTI
- Structural abnormalities
-stones, indwelling catheter, obstruction, neurological deficit, prostatic hypertrophy
-males
-hospitalized patients
-pyelonephritis
-pregnant women
-children
the most common pathogen for UTI infections
e coli
symptoms of lower tract infection
dysuria, urgency, frequency, nocturia, gross hematuria