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Why are some people more suseceptible to uti's (urinary tract infections) than other people?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Depends

Infections of any kind are caused for a variety of reasons.
Uti's are no different. Getting a UTI depends on the type of bacteria, the strength of the immune system (immunocompromised people are much more prone to all infections), gender ( females are more susceptible to uti), and underlying medical or urologic conditions ( ex, diabetes, stones).

In brief: Depends

Infections of any kind are caused for a variety of reasons.
Uti's are no different. Getting a UTI depends on the type of bacteria, the strength of the immune system (immunocompromised people are much more prone to all infections), gender ( females are more susceptible to uti), and underlying medical or urologic conditions ( ex, diabetes, stones).
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
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In brief: Hygiene and genetics

Some patients have cells lining their urinary tract that allow certain bacteria with p-pili (an example of a type of bacterial attachment arm) to enter their urinary tract and cause infections of the bladder and especially in this example infections targeting the kidneys called pyelonephritis.
In addition, differences in hygiene, and other comorbidties such as diabetes predispose to infection.

In brief: Hygiene and genetics

Some patients have cells lining their urinary tract that allow certain bacteria with p-pili (an example of a type of bacterial attachment arm) to enter their urinary tract and cause infections of the bladder and especially in this example infections targeting the kidneys called pyelonephritis.
In addition, differences in hygiene, and other comorbidties such as diabetes predispose to infection.
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
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