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Contact: Michael C. Purdy
purdym@wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine

Urinary Infections

Caption: Pictured is an infected bladder's lining colonized by bacteria (the rod-shaped structures). The round white cells are specialized immune cells called neutrophils. Controlling the damage caused by neutrophils with NSAIDs may help reduce recurrent infection.

Credit: Thomas Hannan

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