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Age & Presentation of Urinary Tract Infections

Age & Presentation of Urinary Tract Infections
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A large number of adults older than 65 who are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI) in the ED appear to have no fever or urinary tract symptoms. Results from a national survey reported the following:

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The authors added that nursing home residence was associated with an increased risk for fever and altered mental status but a decreased likelihood of urinary tract symptoms.

Abstract: Academic Emergency Medicine, October 2012.

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