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Urinary Tract Infections

UTI - Urinary Tract Infection is a common complication for individuals with voiding dysfunction. An infection occurs when bacteria grows in the bladder. The most common way for a UTI to occur in individuals with spinal cord injury is for bacteria to enter the bladder while catheterising. Other ways are from delayed use of the toilet or incomplete emptying of urine. The first signs of a Urinary Tract Infection may be fever, chills, pain with urination, or increased spasticity. The infection should be treated quickly, so it does not travel to other parts of your body, like your kidneys or your blood. UTI's are treated with antibiotics. To find the most effective antibiotic, urine is tested to see what kind of bacteria is growing. To kill the bacteria, antibiotics must be taken until the whole prescription is gone, not just until you feel better. The bacteria can still be in your urine until all of the antibiotic is taken. For chronic and severe infections, some individuals take medication daily.

See also:-

Bladder Management - Bladder Management after SCI
 
Skin Breakdown
pneumonia
Osteoporosis and Fractures
Heterotopic Ossification
Spasticity
Urinary Tract Infections
Autonomic Dysreflexia
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Pulmonary Embolism
Orthostatic Hypotension
Cardiovascular Disease
Syringomyelia
Neuropathic / Spinal Cord Pain
Medication Problems
Hyperthermia
Hypothermia


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