Top 3 Most Common Infections seen in Elderly
#1. Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly
UTI, or Urinary tract infections, are the most common bacterial infection found in older adults, Charles M. Kodner, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky reported in the American Family Physician Journal. 2010 Sep 15;82(6):638-643. Kodner and Emily K. Thomas Gupton, DO, MPH, Primary Care Medical Center, Murray, Kentucky went on to explain that, “recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in women and associated with considerable morbidity and health care use. The clinical features, diagnostic testing, and causative organisms are often similar to those of single cases of UTI, although there are additional treatment strategies and prevention measures to consider with recurrent UTIs.” It is important that Caregivers ensure their loved ones drink plenty of water, as this has been found to help prevent UTIs.
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