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Urinary microbiota in continent women: the effect of age

The composition of the urinary microbiota in continent adult women varies according to age, possibly due to the influence of hormones. Although certain urotypes seem to be emerging, the potential consequences are not yet understood.   The bladder is not a sterile environment and the recen...
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Urinary health: focus on the vesical bacteriophages

Bacteriophages are still under-researched despite their overabundance in human microbiotas. A study has drawn up the first inventory of the lysogenic phages of bladder bacteria and suggests their possible role in urinary health.   Phages that infect the bacteria of our microbiotas re...
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The intestinal microbiota: reservoir of germs for urinary tract infections

A comparison of the genome of E. coli strains present in patients’ intestines and urinary tracts reveals that urinary tract infections most often occur in the absence of any bacterial mutation.   By the age of 24, one in three women has already been diagnosed with at least one urinary tr...
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Cystitis

In most cases, cystitis is caused by the appearance of a strain of Escherichia coli in the bladder coming from the intestine. The urinary microbiota is also modified in cases of infection.
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Prostatitis

In its acute form, prostate inflammation, or prostatitis, is most often caused by an infection. In its chronic form, however, it more likely implies an imbalance in the urinary microbiota.
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