Symptoms of urinary tract infection symptoms can be found in more than half of multiple sclerosis patients.
In multiple sclerosis (MS), urinary tract infection symptoms are seen in more than half of patients, according to research. The study found that nearly 70 percent of multiple sclerosis patients had urinary tract problems, adding to their disability.
The researchers from Beijing enrolled 126 multiple sclerosis patients into the study. The researchers found 67.5 percent had lower urinary tract symptoms, with the most common form being urinary urgency.
Urological symptoms were associated with the severity of the disease. The researchers looked at whether the treatment for multiple sclerosis would lessen urinary tract symptoms and found that some patients did find relief for urinary tract symptoms while being treated for multiple sclerosis. Urinary tract symptoms were treated with both anticholinergic drugs and intermittent catheterization.
It’s too early to draw conclusions on whether or not treating multiple sclerosis can improve urinary symptoms. Additional research is required to confirm findings.
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