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What can you tell me about utis in geriatric patients?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

Common: UTI are somewhat common in the elderly, especially females. Hygiene plays a big role, but there is a direct correlation with both bowel and bladder incontinence and frequency if infection. Men with uncontrolled urinary symptoms from an enlarged prostate are also more susceptible to infection from urinary retention.

Answered 5/1/2015



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