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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
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In brief: UTI

"uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract.
Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms.

In brief: UTI

"uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract.
Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms.
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