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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.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Urinary tract infection", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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