[Urinary tract infections in the elderly].

Soins. Gerontologie

PubMedID: 25373264

Naline C, Cudennec T, Teillet L. [Urinary tract infections in the elderly]. Soins Gerontol. 2014;(109):20-2.
In the elderly, urinary tract infections are frequent. Diagnosis is not always evident because symptoms are often absent. In doubt, a urinary strip evaluation must be performed. Prevention begins with simple lifestyle and dietary rules, such as good voiding and adequate fluid intake. Asymptomatic bacteriuria is treated only in certain cases. Other urinary tract infections require antibiotics, which must be adapted to renal function.