Nosocomial infection of the urinary tract.

  title={Nosocomial infection of the urinary tract.},
  author={Marvin Turck and Walter Stamm},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={70 3},
Urinary tract infections appear to be responsible for 35 percent of all hospital-acquired infections, occurring in approximately two patients per 100 admissions. The great majority of infections are associated with urinary tract instrumentation. Female sex, advanced age and debilitating underlying illness appear to be associated with an increased risk of infection, but other risk factors have been poorly defined and case-control studies assessing excess morbidity and mortality associated with… CONTINUE READING

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