Ms. Vance, age 28 years, has noticed urgency, frequency, and dysuria recently, as well as an unusual odor to the urine. Urinalysis indicated a heavy concentration of Escherichia coli in the urine, some pus, and WBCs. Ms. T was prescribed antibiotics, which she took for the first few days. This seemed to give her relief, but she then stopped taking the medication. Within a few days, the symptoms returned, but she decided to “just live with it.”
- Question 1: Explain why women are predisposed to cystitis.
- Question 2: What preventive measures are important in reducing recurrence?
- Question 3: Discuss other signs and symptoms that may indicate cystitis.
- Question 4: What potential problems may she experience if she does not adhere to the treatment prescribed?
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