Pathogenesis of Urinary Tract Infection: the Role of Sexual Behavior and Sexual Transmission.

Acute urinary tract infection (UTI) is an extremely common clinical entity that affects almost half of all women in the United States, and accounts for more than 7 million physician visits, annually, in this country. Sexual behavior and UTI history are the most important predictors of UTI risk among sexually active young women. Whether sexual behavior has… (More)