Re: Diagnosis and management of recurrent urinary tract infections in non-pregnant women
Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections need careful scrutiny and reporting. Reinfection is very common for patients coming from a rural set up. The cause of reinfection is poor diagnosis and non-compliance. Over the counter availability of drugs and treatment with antibiotics without knowing the cause of infection (Urine culture and antibiotic sensitivity) result in antibiotic resistance. Sometimes it results in chronic infection leading to kidney failure. The major cause in such instances is poor education and awareness. What we need is patient education and at times counseling to the whole family. This article reminds us and emphasizes the importance of family physician and community care.
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