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Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections are infections that occur in any part along the urinary tract, such as the bladder, kidneys, ureters or urethra. Urinary tract infections are mainly caused by bacteria which enter the urinary tract through the urethra. The infections mainly involve the bladder and the urethra, sometimes also spread to the kidneys.
Antibiotic treatment is the mainstay for managing urinary tract infections. The choice of medication and length of treatment depend on severity of the disease, type of infection, and type of bacteria causing the infection.
Urinary tract infection, Diseases & Conditions, Patient Care & Health Information, Mayo Clinic. Available at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/symptoms-causes/syc-20353447 and https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353453. Accessed on 28 Feb 2020.
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