Inflammation of the bladder - Definition

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Definition


Inflammation of the bladder is called cystitis. This is an inflammation of the lining of the interior of the bladder. Generally, this inflammation is caused by bacteria that colonize normally sterile urine in the urethra and work their way back to invade the bladder. Cystitis mainly affects women because women have a shorter urinary tract which promotes the rise of germs. Cystitis is responsible for burns during the emission of urine, increased frequency of urination, foul-smelling urine which sometimes contains blood, urine leakage... It is confirmed by performing a strip test that shows the presence of white blood cells, followed by the creation of a Cyto-Bacteriological examination of urine, or urine culture, to identify the germ responsible and its sensitivity to various antibiotics, treatment is given, sometimes in a single dose.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:42 AM by Jeff.
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