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Familial disposition to UTI and pyelonephritis has been documented.113 This relationship is thought to be secondary to a predisposition to persistent vaginal colonization with E coli. Pedigree studies suggest that more than 1 gene may be involved in the inheritance of UTI susceptibility, and that both maternal and paternal sides of the family can pass this gene. This same study found that although the disease penetrance was higher in females, males also had a higher frequency of pyelonephritis.

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