WHAT IS UTI?.

UTI is a urinary tract infection that is present in the urinary tract which will include the kidneys, urethra, ureters and the bladder.

The UTI that affects the kidneys is known as Pyelonephritis.

If the infection affects the bladder you call it Cystitis.

If affects the urethra it is called Urethritis.

UTI is caused by mostly bacteria. But can sometimes be caused by fungal especially in immunocompromised patients. It is more common in women , those that self catheterized themselves or indwelling catheter. Bacteria can easily by transferred during intercourse, unsanitary conditions, or during catheter placement.

The urinary tract infection that leads to sepsis is known as Urosepsis.

Most often the antibiotics that the doctors often orders for UTI is :

ROCEPHIN 1gm IV Q24hours.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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