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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A bladder infection is definitively diagnosed when bacteria are identified within a urine sample that has been collected via cystocentesis.
It becomes even more challenging for the millions of North Americans that suffer from a bladder infection on a regular basis, and who experience exceptional pain when going to the bathroom.
This chronic infection is what can cause repeated bladder infections in intact male dogs.
His latest health scare comes less than three months after he spent five nights in hospital with a bladder infection following the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.
But after returning to Scotland he was taken last Wednesday by ambulance from Balmoral in the Cairngorms to the city hospital following a recurrence of a bladder infection.
THE Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital yesterday with a recurrence of the bladder infection he suffered with in the summer.
THE Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital yesterday with a recurrence of the bladder infection he had earlier this summer, Buckingham Palace said.
PRINCE Philip is celebrating his 91st birthday at home today after leaving hospital where he spent five nights while being treated for a bladder infection.
Since struvite stones form as a result of a bladder infection, it's important that the infection is treated with antibiotics, otherwise a dog is likely to suffer a reoccurrence of infection and bladder stones.
These may include plaques (typically associated with bladder infection) or opaque cysts, known as cystitis glandularis (which may be associated with recurrent bladder infections).
The bacteria often spread up to the bladder, causing a bladder infection, called cystitis.
In the 1990s, I lived in the town of Paris and every spring without fail when the snow melt began and the spring rains started, my body endured a long-term bladder infection. In those days, Paris' drinking water was source was located quite close to an active livestock operation.