Abstract

A review on the prevalence and predisposing factors responsible for urinary tract infection among adults

UTI is a common bacterial infection that affects components of the urinary system. This infection affects all ages and both sexes. Despite these, women are usually more susceptible to this infection and has a higher prevalence compared to the men. Some of the risk factors responsible for this high prevalence is due to menopause, poor personal hygiene, pregnancy and the close anatomical relationship of the female urethra and the anus. Among the uropathogens involved in this infection, entrobacteriaceae especially the E.coli is usually the most prevalent and accounts for 80-85% of the total isolate. Most often this infection is usually neglected but it is capable of claiming life under severe circumstances. This article therefore reviews the prevalence and predisposing factors responsible for urinary tract infection in adults. UTI being a major problem faced by the populace and the cause of most health care expenditure, it is therefore important to know the predisposing factors responsible for this infection as this will serve as a guide to individuals, care givers and health planners to guide and managed the expected interventions as the management involves drug therapy and patients education.


Author(s): Anuli S. John, Clement I. Mboto and Basseye Agbo

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