An Update on Urinary Tract Infection
Author(s): V Naveen Kumar and Chitralekha Saikumar*
Urinary tract infections are the commonest infection encountered in the community. In females, 1-3% schoolgirls are commonly affected by UTI and then markedly with the onset of sexual activity and it is the most common among women between 20-50 years of age. In males, acute asymptomatic infections occur in first year of life often in association with urologic abnormalities; thereafter UTI’s are unusual in male patients under the age of 50.