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A 33-year-old female asked:

Had uti caused by enterobacter. wasn't in hospital and am healthy/ never get infections. uti resolved by cipro quickly. how did i get enterobacter? is this one of the uti bacterias?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Common UTI cause: This is not unusual. Enterobacter is a normal intestinal bacteria, carried by almost all people, and one of many intestinal bacteria that cause the large majority of UTIs. Not as common as a cause of UTI than other bacteria, such as E. coli, but not at all rare. If your symptoms cleared up and have not returned, no worries.

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Last updated May 27, 2019

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