Urinary Tract Infections

  • Larry W. Johnson


Symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common problems presented to the family practitioner1 and account for 5 million office visits yearly in the United States.2 UTI is a broad term used to describe microbial colonization of the urine and infection of the structures of the urinary tract extending from the kidney to the urethral meatus, as well as infection of adjacent structures, such as the prostate. In this chapter, definitions and associated concepts of UTIs are given and then traced across the age spectrum from birth to senescence and death. Sexually transmitted diseases are covered only superficially with comments about urethritis.


Urinary Tract Infection Urine Culture Urine Specimen Acute Pyelonephritis Asymptomatic Bacteriuria 
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