Urinary Tract Infection on Geriatric

Nawanto Agung Pratowo, Nawanto Agung Pratowo

Abstract


The number of elderly population in Indonesia is increasing significantly and urinary
tract infection was the second most prevalent morbidity after pneumonia. Management of urinary
tract infection in geriatric patient needs special approach. Non-specific signs and symptoms
amongst geriatric patients with urinary tract infection and the way the urine was collected will
influence the diagnotic approach. Predisposing factors include diabetes, undernutrition, cognitif
impairment, depression, functional incapacity, chronic prostatitis, and uterine prolaps. The most
prominent clinical features were acute confusional state, falls, urinary incontinence, and loss of
appetite. Management strategies comprises of non-pharmacological as well pharmacological
modalities.

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