A prospective study of risk factors for symptomatic urinary tract infection in young women.

  title={A prospective study of risk factors for symptomatic urinary tract infection in young women.},
  author={Thomas M. Hooton and D. Tyler Scholes and James P. Hughes and Cynthia Winter and Pacita L. Roberts and Ann E Stapleton and Andy Stergachis and Walter E. Stamm},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={335 7},
BACKGROUND Although acute urinary tract infections are common in young women, the associated risk factors have not been defined prospectively. METHODS We recruited sexually active young women who were starting a new method of contraception at a university health center or a health maintenance organization (HMO) and monitored them for six months for symptomatic urinary tract infections. Daily diaries and serial interviews were used to collect data on potential risk factors. RESULTS Among 796… CONTINUE READING
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