Urinary tract infection (UTI)

It is a disease which consists of a bacterial process in the urinary tract either kidney, bladder, ureters that causes inflammatory processes its incidence is of high importance reporting that the ivu occupied the third place within the main causes of morbidity.

  • Acute infection of the lower urinary tract The classic symptoms of urinary tract infection (increased urination, urination, urgency.
  • High urinary tract infection Symptoms of low ivu are pain in the renal fossa and fever greater than 38 ° c. depending on the severity of the disease may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, chills or abdominal pain.

The etiology of low uncomplicated communal HIV in women is dominated by Escherichia coli, an isolated microorganism 80 to 85% of the time.

It is diagnosed by means of urine and urine culture tests without any previous taking of less than 5 days of antibiotic.

  • Unprotected sex
  • Use of public bathrooms
  • Menopause
  • Age
  • Dehydration
  • Immunosuppression
  • Pregnancy
In case of evolution greater than 3 days and fever, think of other diagnoses such as pyelonephritis, guide the doctor that the infection is in the kidneys are affected.

Relapse or reinfection. Resistance to the antibiotic.

In the reinfections generally, the lapses between each picture are long and without symptoms it is completely resolved and after a generally long time a new picture is presented and usually it is caused by another germ.


Antibiotic therapy:

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria only requires treatment in pregnant women and patients who are going to be subjected to urological instrumentation.
  • In uncomplicated IVUs, the initial treatment can be empirical and always based on local sensitivity.
  • The antimicrobial treatment should, as far as possible, be chosen according to the result of the uroculture with antibiogram, which should be taken before starting an antimicrobial.

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