Thank you for posting your query.
Recurrent urinary tract infection
(UTI) in your father can be explained by neurogenic bladder
that may have happened because of spinal cord injury
. In a neurogenic bladder, there may be incomplete evacuation of bladder with residual urine after evacuation, which predisposes to recurrent UTIs.
The first issue here is to treat the current infection, which can be done by using broad spectrum antibiotics.
Second and more important issue to prevent UTIs from occurring in the future. This can be done by using antibiotics as prophylactic agents. In addition, clean intermittent catheterisation (CIC) may be taught to the patient, which can alleviate the problem of incomplete evacuation.
I hope it helps.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist