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Predisposing factors for UTI

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Risk factors for the development of a urinary tract infection:

  • diabetes mellitus
  • pregnancy
  • impaired voiding of the bladder
  • genitourinary malformation
  • prostatic hypertrophy
  • renal stones

Risk factors for asymptomatic bacteriuria in women include (1)

  • being sexually active
  • increasing age
  • concomitant diabetes
  • institutionalised patients
  • presence of a catheter


1. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). A national clinical guideline September 2020. Management of suspected bacterial lower urinary tract infection in adult women

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