UTI Basics

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Medical Microbiology (Urinary Tract Infections) Flashcards on UTI Basics, created by gina_evans0312 on 03/06/2014.

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Main Difficulty Diagnosing where the infection is
Pyelonephritis Kidney infections
Ureteritis Infection of the ureters
Cystitis Bladder infection
Urethritis Urethra infection
Upper UTIs Pyelonephritis & Ureteritis
Lower UTIs Cystitis & urethritis
More Severe- Upper or Lower? Upper- usually lead to rapid sepsis and kidney damage
Methods of Distinguishment Symptoms
Pylenephritis Symptoms Flank pain, fever, nausea, chills, rigor
Cystitis Symptoms Burning during/ inc frequency of urination, lower abdominal pain
Sepsis- Gram Bacteria -ve
Sepsis- Method of Infection Lipopolysaccharides in the cell wall bind to LPS binding proteins that are recognised by CD14-TLR4 complex
Kappa Beta Factor Cytokine transcription factor that leads to shock like symptoms
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