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WK10PATHO2wk10pathoA urinary tract infection (UTI) is when bacteria cause inflammation in the urinary epithelium. An infection can take place anywhere along the urinary tract, from the bladder to the bladder to the kidney. The type of UTI depends on where the location of the infection is. In addition, there are uncomplicated and complicated UTI’s. Uncomplicated are straight forward in individuals with a normal urinary tract. A complicated UTI is where there are abnormalities with the urinary system or there is a health condition present that compromises host defenses (Huether& McCance, 2017 p. 753).Lower UTIThe most common type of lower UTI is acute cystitis and occurs in the bladder. This is commonly causes by E.Colior Staph. Saprophyticus. The type of cystitis is determined by what the bladder mucosa looks like when a cystoscopy is done. It ranges from hyperemic to diffuse hemorrhagic cystitis. Prolonged infection can lead to necrosis of the bladder. “Bacteria contamination of the normally sterile urine usually occurs by retrograde movement of gram –negative bacteria into the urethra and bladder”(Huether & McCance, 2017 p. 753). The bacteria E.Colihave fimbriae that bind to the receptors of uroepithelium. Due to the attachment they are
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  • Spring '15
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