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Multiple sclerosis patients with bladder dysfunction are prone to have an asymptomatic urinary tract infection. Because bladder function abnormalities occur at some time in 70% to 90% of multiple sclerosis patients, a quantitative estimate of the bacterial concentration in the urine as well as a culture is mandatory. treatment of bladder dysfunction or infection will vary according to the postvoiding residual volume. A patient with multiple sclerosis and asymptomatic urinary tract infection is reported that highlights strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of the urinary tract infection.
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Accepted: April 11, 1989
Received in revised form: April 2, 1989
Received: January 25, 1989
© 1990 Published by Elsevier Inc.