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Higher Risk Factors of UTI

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Sampling is not recommended for all patients with an uncomplicated UTI but for patients who have risk factors then it is recommended.

Higher risk factors of UTI include:

  • Recurrent infection / UTI within the last 12 months

  • Elderly with lower renal function

  • Travelled to or originally from an area of high antibiotic resistance.

This study showed that the biggest risk factor for resistance to antibiotics in UTI was recent antibiotics use.

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