# Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections Management in Women
Al-Badr, A. and Al-Shaikh, G. (2013) ‘Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections Management in Women’, _Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal_, 13(3), pp. 359–367. Available at: [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3749018/](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3749018/)
> Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most frequent clinical bacterial infections in women, accounting for nearly 25% of all infections. Around 50–60% of women will develop UTIs in their lifetimes. Escherichia coli is the organism that causes UTIs in most patients. Recurrent UTIs (RUTI) are mainly caused by reinfection by the same pathogen. Having frequent sexual intercourse is one of the greatest risk factors for RUTIs. In a subgroup of individuals with coexisting morbid conditions, complicated RUTIs can lead to upper tract infections or urosepsis. Although the initial treatment is antimicrobial therapy, use of different prophylactic regimens and alternative strategies are available to reduce exposure to antibiotics.
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### [[women get 8 times more UTIs than men]].
> Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur more often in women than in men, at a ratio of 8:1. ^gqbyh