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Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

What is Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Catheter associated urinary tract infection is an infection of the bladder when you need a drainage device for urine.


There are few symptoms for catheter associated urinary tract infections - occasionally fever and pain in the pelvis.

Who is at risk

People with long term indwelling catheters are known to be at higher risk.


​Diagnosis is by urine culture


Management usually involved simply removing the catheter and possibly a short course of antibiotics. The key is prevention strategies for those at risk of recurrent infections.

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