Role of D-mannose in the treatment and prevention of urinary infections

Authors: MUDr. Adam Neumann
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2015; 19(1): 48-50
Category: Gynecology and Obstetrics: Review Article


Antibiotics are first choice in therapy of urinary infections. There is trend to find another possibilities because of the growing resistance for antibiotic´s therapy. D-mannose is another possibility for therapy and prevention of urinary infection. Result of any studies show comparable or better results to common antibiotics without side effects.

Key words:
D-mannose – prevention – recurrent urologic infection – therapy – urologic infection


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