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Urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary tract.

An infection anywhere from the kidneys to the ureters to the bladder to the urethra qualifies as a urinary tract infection.

Common organisms that cause UTIs include: Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

Less common organisms include Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterbacter spp, and Enterococcus spp.

Precautions can be taken to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections.

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