Urinary Tract Infections: Pathogenesis and Clinical Management (Hardcover)
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The urinary tract includes the kidneys, urethra, ureters and bladder. They work together to eliminate waste from the body and regulate blood volume, blood pH and blood pressure. A urinary tract infection affects a part of the urinary tract. It is known as a bladder infection when it infects the lower urinary tract. When it affects the upper urinary tract, it is referred to as a kidney infection. The symptoms of the infection in the lower urinary tract involve pain with urination and frequent urination. A kidney infection shows symptoms like fever and flank pain. The major cause of infection is a bacterium known as Escherichia coli. It can also be caused by fungi and other bacteria. The risk factors for this infection are diabetes, obesity and genetics. This book presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. It brings forth some of the most innovative concepts and elucidates the unexplored aspects of urinary tract infections. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.