Estrogen and recurrent UTI: what are the facts?

Sci Transl Med. 2013 Jun 19;5(190):190fs23. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3006423.


Estrogen therapy promotes resistance to urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women by altering lower urinary tract mucosal defense mechanisms (Lüthje et al., this issue).

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Estrogens / pharmacology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Urothelium / drug effects*
  • Urothelium / immunology*


  • Estrogens