retrograde infection

retrograde infection

an infection that spreads along a tubule or duct against the flow of secretions or excretions, as in the urinary and lymphatic systems.
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The absence of a ureteral sheath in the pelvis can prolong the operation time or cause retrograde infection, even bacteremia or septic shock.
In contrast, if there is no retrograde infection, endoscopic removal of the catheter may be considered in case of a more proximal location of the distal tip or a resistance while pulling the catheter.
2] producing lactobacilli) a commensal in the vagina which maintain the acid pH in the vagina to prevent bacterial vaginosis an ascending retrograde infection from perineum and anus.