The microbiome of the urinary tract—a role beyond infection

@article{Whiteside2015TheMO,
  title={The microbiome of the urinary tract—a role beyond infection},
  author={Samantha A. Whiteside and Hassan A. Razvi and Sumit Dave and Gregor Reid and Jeremy P. Burton},
  journal={Nature Reviews Urology},
  year={2015},
  volume={12},
  pages={81-90}
}
Urologists rarely need to consider bacteria beyond their role in infectious disease. However, emerging evidence shows that the microorganisms inhabiting many sites of the body, including the urinary tract—which has long been assumed sterile in healthy individuals—might have a role in maintaining urinary health. Studies of the urinary microbiota have identified remarkable differences between healthy populations and those with urologic diseases. Microorganisms at sites distal to the kidney… 

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