What reduces the incidence of Proteus UTI in patients with long-term indwelling urinary catheters?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In addition, the use of chlorhexidine and triclosan in closed urinary catheterization systems and drug-impregnated catheters reduce the incidence of Proteus UTI in patients with long-term indwelling urinary catheters. [6, 7] While the use of these types of catheters for Proteus UTIs is helpful in containing the migration of Proteus in experimental models, this practice is not widespread, as other, more common, uropathogens are resistant to the drugs used in these systems.


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