- M Battle, specialist registrar,
- T Martin, preregistration house officer,
- J Fulton (email@example.com), consultant physician
- Department of Health Care of the Elderly, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH
EDITOR—The study by Kontiokari et al did not show a significant reduction in the prevalence of urinary tract infection in women using a lactobacillus drink, but it did show a benefit of cranberry-lingonberry juice.1 They concluded that this lack of benefit may have been because they were unable to induce periurethral colonisation with lactobacilli.
Most urinary tract infections are caused …