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A 37-year-old female asked about a 66-year-old female:

Can a severe uti ever cause a stroke in the elderly?my mother has a foley catheter and has been having many seizures. history of strokes. face droop.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: The issues would be unrelated to the uti.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Both the seizures and stoke issues need neurological attention and should be treated and controlled. See a neurologist ASAP.
Apr 15, 2014
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely for a UTI to cause a stroke. It can cause recurrence of symptoms of previous stroke and look very much like a stroke. It can also cause seizures which may also look like a stroke.

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