urinary tract infection

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urinary tract infection

[‚yu̇r·ə‚ner·ē ′trakt in‚fek·shən]
(medicine)
An inflammatory process occurring in the kidney, ureter, bladder, or adjacent structures that occurs when microorganisms (usually Escherichia coli) enter through the urethra.
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Nearly all anti-infectives used to treat bacterial cystitis are compatible in pregnancy and lactation.
Compared to 10 years ago, we are seeing far fewer cats with classic bacterial cystitis and, instead, are finding more with painful bladder conditions that are resistant to treatment with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.
A UTI occurs when the normal flora of the periurethral area are replaced by uropathogenic bacteria, which then ascend to cause a bacterial cystitis.