International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 210–213 | Cite as

Urinary Tract Infections: Pathogenesis and Related Conditions

  • V. Herrmann
  • P. Palma
  • M. S. Géo
  • R. S. B. C. Lima
Symposium: Urinary Tract Infections

Abstract:

This paper deals with main aspects of pathogenesis of urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacterial and host-related factors such as defense mechanisms and predisposing factors are described. Special aspects of UTI in elderly patients and during pregnancy are discussed. Recurrent cystitis and prophylactic measures are also reported.

Key words:Diaphragm – Infection – Urinary tract 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Herrmann
    • 1
  • P. Palma
    • 1
  • M. S. Géo
    • 2
  • R. S. B. C. Lima
    • 2
  1. 1.UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, BrazilBR
  2. 2.Maternidade Mater Dei, Belo Horizonte, MG, BrazilBR

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