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85 years old suffering from chronic UTI. Why is she not treated with antibiotics?

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My grandmom(she is 85 years) 's doctor will not put her on anymore antibiotics for her chronic UTI and they gave her antibiotics and she had to stay in the hospital. Why don't they treat her with antibiotics. She has had many UTI's in the past, but the doctor says uniless it burns when she urinate or she gets a fever he will not treat it. why?
Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 2 days later
Thanks for writing in.
The standard indication for antibiotic therapy in UTI is significant bacteriuria which is defined as a bacterial count of more than 10 raised to 5 per cmm in a urine culture report. The presence or absence of symptoms is no criteria to decide.Recurrent UTi is bad for the kidneys as it can cause damage to the kidneys and renal failure.
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