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UTI, Gram negative bacilli, diabetic, Faronac ineffective

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Hi, my dad is having UTI. Urine culture showed gram -ve, Bacilli. He is dibetic but keeping his sugar under control. He has taken many antibiotics and lately he had FARONAC. None is giving him complete cure. Please advise.
Posted Sat, 5 May 2012 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 33 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

Diabetics in general are prone to infections especially the urinary tract infections.

As your father has taken several courses of antibiotics, there's a possibility that he's suffering from UTI by a resistant bacteria (which is resistant to several antibiotics).

Another possibility is that he's got a complicated UTI like a pus collection in or around the kidney, chronic infection in the prostate etc.

It makes sense to consult a urologist and get a detailed evaluation done. He'll need a urine culture & a CT scan of the kidneys, ureter and urinary bladder.

Depending on these reports, he'll need antibiotics and there's a possibility that he may require injectable antibiotics like amikacin, ertapenem etc.

Meanwhile, please do ensure that he takes adequate fluids as this helps in flushing out the bacteria from the urinary tract.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.
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