Mild dehydration: a risk factor of urinary tract infection?

  • Rolf Beetz
  • Published 2003 in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition


Bacterial growth in the urinary tract is usually prevented by host factors including bacterial eradication by urinary and mucus flow, urothelial bactericidal activity, urinary secretory IgA, and blood group antigens in secretions which interfere with bacterial adherence. Bacterial eradication from the urinary tract is partially dependent on urine flow and… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601902


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