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Urinary Tract Infection Definition & Overview

Definition

UTIs are caused by bacteria that invade the urinary system and multiply. The infection can occur in any part of the urinary system, but usually starts in the urethra (a tube that carries the urine out of the body).

The Urinary Tract

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