According to this website http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache...hl=en&ie=UTF-8
are a common cause of sepsis
in the elderly."
The only rationale that I can think of is that those with UTIs are often on IV meds and IV insertion automatically increases the risk of introduction of bacteria into the blood stream.
Is there any other rationale as to how/why sepsis might occur with those having UTIs?