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The control, of urethral catheter infections

Abstract

The use of urethral catheters is responsible for many bacterial infections of the genitourinary tract, some quite severe. The reported incidence of significant bacteriuria (more than 100, 000 bacteria per ml of urine) following single or intermittent catheterization varies from 2 to 8% in different studies. The incidence rises abruptly when an indwelling catheter is used.

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