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Guideline on how to promote self-care: Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Basic information about Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects the lower part of the urinary system, basically urethra and bladder, causing urethritis as well as cystitis, prostatitis and orquiepidedimitis symptoms.

The most common UTI affect the bladder , known as cystitis which often entails the so-called micturition syndrome consisting of pain or burning sensation during urination, a persistent urge to urinate, and with more frequent than usual. In most there are bacteria in the urine (bacteriuria), the most common of which is: E. coli. [1]

This guide addresses a UTI presentation as “uncomplicated UTI”.