Urinary Tract Infections

  • Kalyan C. Latchamsetty

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as an inflammatory response of the urothelium to bacterial invasion that is usually associated with bacteriuria and pyuria. More than 7 million office visits are due to UTIs each year, and over 1 million hospital admissions are complicated by UTIs. These statistics reflect the broad prevalence of this diagnosis, which requires a different workup and treatment plan respective of the patient’s age, sex, and the overall clinical scenario.


Urinary Tract Infection Chronic Prostatitis Acute Pyelonephritis Complicated Urinary Tract Infection Parenteral Antibiotic 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalyan C. Latchamsetty
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  1. 1.Department of UrologyRush Medical College of Rush University, Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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