Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Adults

Jane F. Desforges, Walter E. Stamm, Thomas M. Hooton

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Urinary tract infections account for more than 7 million visits to physicians' offices and necessitate or complicate well over 1 million hospital admissions in the United States annually1,2. It is helpful to categorize adult patients with urinary infection into five groups: young women with acute uncomplicated cystitis, young women with recurrent cystitis, young women with acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis, all adults with complicated urinary infection, and all adults with asymptomatic bacteriuria. This review will highlight recent advances in the treatment of patients in each of these categories, emphasizing cost-effective strategies that may be particularly important in the coming era…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1328-1334
Number of pages7
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number18
StatePublished - Oct 28 1993
Externally publishedYes

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