Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of urinary tract infection

Paula Pietrucha-Dilanchian, Thomas M. Hooton

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Abstract

Urinary tract infection (UTI) may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. The diagnosis of symptomatic UTI is usually straightforward, based on symptoms and signs and support from laboratory data. However, the diagnosis of UTI may be quite difficult to make in patients who are not able to recognize symptoms, such as patients with sensory deficits such as spinal cord injury or who are catheterized, or patients with cognitive disorders. Asymptomatic bacteriuria, defined by high levels of bacteriuria in a person without symptoms attributable to the urinary tract, is discussed elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrinary Tract Infections
Subtitle of host publicationMolecular Pathogenesis and Clinical Management
Publisherwiley
Pages41-68
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781683670650
ISBN (Print)9781555817398
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2016

Keywords

  • Acute uncomplicated cystitis
  • Acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis
  • Antimicrobial-sparing approach
  • Continuous prophylaxis
  • Postcoital prophylaxis
  • Urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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