What causes postpartum UTIs?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Andy W Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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Bacteria most frequently found in UTIs are normal bowel flora, including E coli and Klebsiella, Proteus, and Enterobacter species.

Any form of invasive manipulation of the urethra (eg, Foley catheterization) increases the likelihood of a UTI.


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