Indian Journal of Urology

Year
: 1999  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93--98

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


SP Nayak, PP Venugopalan, L GG Prabhu 
 Dept. of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
S P Nayak
Dept. of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
India

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 «SQ»Uncomplicated UTI«SQ» patients with «SQ»Isolated Infections«SQ». 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 less than 0.02 and women P less than 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.


How to cite this article:
Nayak S P, Venugopalan P P, Prabhu L G. Can diet predispose to urinary tract infection ? (an observation study).Indian J Urol 1999;15:93-98


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Nayak S P, Venugopalan P P, Prabhu L G. Can diet predispose to urinary tract infection ? (an observation study). Indian J Urol [serial online] 1999 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];15:93-98
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