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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 150-154

Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly People in Khartoum State

Ashraf Hussein Adlan1, Alshaikh Alobaid1, Elamin Ibrahim El Nima1, Hisham Ali Waggiallah2

1Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
2Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Al-Ghad International Colleges for Health Sciences. Al Riyadh, Saudia Arabia

Corresponding Author: Hisham Ali Waggiallah


Aim: The current study was conducted to determine the prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTI) in elderly.
Methods: This prospective study was carried out in different hospitals in Khartoum state. This specimens were collected from 110 elderly people (61%) were elderly males, while 70 (39%) were elderly females with or without bacteriuria. Samples were examined for etiological diagnosis of bacterial and fungal urinary tract infection by quantitative cultivation of the urine with identification of the isolated organisms.
Results: The prevalence of UTI increases with age for both men and women, 64-69 y (n = 44 (37.2%) cases out of 118 cases), 70-79 y (n = 26 (60.4%) cases out of 43), 80-92 y (n = 12 (63.1%) cases out of 19). UTI in the elderly increases in women (n = 40 cases out of 70 cases (57.1%)), more than men (n = 42 cases out of 110 (38.1%). Out of 82 bacteriuric subjects, (n = 59 (71.9%) were asymptomatic, (n = 23 (28.1%) were symptomatic.
Conclusion: We conclude that the prevalence of UTI increased with age for both men and women. UTI in the elderly increased in women more than men, and most of infections were asymptomatic

Key words:UTI, elderly people.

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