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ISSN : 1225-0082(Print)
ISSN : 2288-1905(Online)
The Medical Journal of Chosun University Vol.44 No.1 pp.18-22
DOI :

Prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria and incidence of urinary tract infection in the elderly

Donghoon Lim
Department of Urology, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea
Corresponding author Donghoon Lim Department of Urology, Chosun University College of Medicine, 365 Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61453, Korea Tel: +82-62-220-3210 Fax: +82-62-236-3211

Abstract

Urinary tract infection (UTI) accounts for 15.5% of hospitalizations by infectious disease in over age of 65, second only to pneumonia, and they are responsible for 6.2% of infectious disease related deaths. UTI and asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) are very common in elderly. Distinguishing symptomatic urinary tract infection from asymptomatic bacteriuria is often difficult especially in old people living in long-term care facilities due to lack of specific symptoms. As the population is getting older, UTIs and ASB in elderly adults represent a significant health care burden. However, there is no exact data on morbidity of UTIs in elderly persons in Korea. This article reviews the prevalence of ASB and the incidence of symptomatic UTIs.

노인에서 무증상세균뇨의 유병률과 요로감염의 발생률

임동훈
조선대학교 의과대학 비뇨의학교실

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