Uncircumcised Men: More Prone to Urinary Tract Infection or UTI
Many of us thought that girls have high risk of being infected with UTI or Urinary Tract Infection. However, Canadian researchers just revealed based on their conducted study that uncircumcised men, even if they have their urethra visible, are at higher risk of being infected with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). In the study, researchers gather 393 boys with possible UTI who visited in an emergency department. Forty of the boys were uncircumcised with visible urethral meatus and 269 had a meatus partially visible. The remaining 84 were circumcised. The study results made the researchers realized that urethral opening visibility shows no difference when talking about the degree of risk.
The Role of Bacterial Toxin in Urinary Tract Infection
Like us, you might also want to know what causes UTI or Urinary Tract Infection, as this becomes one of the most common serious bacterial infections. According to a study published in Cell Host & Microbe, Hemolysin plays a vital role on Urinary Tract Infection. Hemolysin is a toxin secreted by Escherichia coli or uropathogenic E.coli or UPEC. UPEC is the leading cause of UTI both acute and chronic. This bacteria will invade cells on the surface of the victim’s bladder and from there, it stimulate exfoliation of the cells.
How long is the treatment duration of UTI for men?
For women, treating Urinary Tract Infection or UTI is well-defined especially in ambulatory non-catheterized patients. However, Urinary Tract Infection treatment duration for men remains unknown according to a study published in Online First by a JAMA Network publication, Archives of Internal Medicine.