What is Urinary Tract Infection?
Urinary tract infection (UTI) refers to an infection affecting the bladder, urethra, ureter and kidneys. Affecting more women than men and children, UTI is often caused by microbes such as bacteria and, in rare cases, viruses and fungi. UTI is a very common medical complaint that is easily treatable using antibiotics. However, left untreated, it can lead to kidney impairments, pregnancy complications and even sepsis.