Chronic urinary tract infections - Definition

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A urinary tract infection mainly affects women and is usually called cystitis, which is an inflammation of the bladder following the invasion of a germ in the urine. Chronic urinary tract infections appear as conventional urinary infections but are distinguished by their unusually high rate, with more than 4 episodes per year. In this context, the same treatment is appropriate, but an ultrasound of the bladder and urinary tract is made to research an anomaly that may be promoting the occurrence of cystitis or even a more in-depth test called a cystography. Preventive antibiotic treatment may be discussed, together with the usual measures to avoid urinary tract infections.