Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | October 2023

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Recurrent lower urinary tract infection in older women

Recurrent lower urinary tract infection in older women
Older People

Pages: 46 - 52

Article topics: Diagnosis, Lower urinary tract symptoms, Treatment

Diagnosing and managing lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women aged 65 years and over is important to ensure their health and wellbeing. This article explores how to diagnose lower UTI, considering alternative diagnoses especially in older adults, as their symptoms may mimic UTI but may indicate other underlying conditions. It also looks at how to manage and treat uncomplicated lower UTI and provides guidance on recurrent UTI, usually  defined as three or more episodes in a year.

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