Is there a cure for a urinary tract infection?

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The treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections with antibiotics is widely successful and curative. Complicated urinary tract infections, which may include upper urinary tract infections, infections associated with catheter usage, infections associated with kidney stones and/or urinary outflow obstructions, are generally responsive to antibiotic therapy, as well, though hospitalization and intravenous therapy may be required. A certain subset of individuals, primarily women, may experience recurring urinary tract infections. Immune system abnormalities and deformities of the urinary tract anatomy are examples of situations that may yield recurrent urinary tract infections.