Can diet predispose to urinary tract infection? (An observation study)

P. Sandeep Nayak, P. P. Venugopalan, G. G. Laxman Prabhu

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Objective: To study whether a particular type of diet predisposes to Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). Patients and method: The questionnaire method was used to retrospectively evaluate 61 'Uncomplicated UTI' patients with 'Isolated Infections'. Twenty-six of them volunteered to give the details about their diet. Result: Of the 26 patients, UTI was significantly more common among the people consuming meat more frequently than once a week but not daily (among men P<0.02 and women P<0.005, by Binomial test). Conclusion: A specific predisposing factor was present in almost half the number of patients who had UTI. Frequent meat consumption appears to be one of them. More research is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Urology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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