Concept map question- Should medical diagnosis be UTI or MS?


I am working on a c-map and I'm not sure what my medical diagnosis should be. My pt was addmitted with a UTI and fever. She uses a foley catheter at home because she has MS and is incontanent. She comes to the hospital frequently with UTI's. My question is, should UTI or MS be my medical diagnosis? :confused:

Thanks in advance for the answers.


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Go back to your initial lectures on how to fill out this form. What is supposed to go in the medical diagnosis box? Usually, it's the admitting diagnosis, isn't it? Then, it would be UTI and fever.