Increased Urothelial Cell Apoptosis and Chronic Inflammation Are Associated with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in Women

Abstract

OBJECTIVE This study was designed to investigate whether increased urothelial cell apoptosis and chronic inflammation might contribute to recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) in women. METHODS The bladder biopsy specimens were collected from thirty women with recurrent UTI and ten controls. The bladder biopsies were performed at one to two months after… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063760

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