Asymptomatic bacteriuria: review and discussion of the IDSA guidelines.

@article{Nicolle2006AsymptomaticBR,
  title={Asymptomatic bacteriuria: review and discussion of the IDSA guidelines.},
  author={Lindsay E. Nicolle},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 Suppl 1},
  pages={S42-8}
}
Asymptomatic bacteriuria is a common finding, but is usually benign. Screening and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria is only recommended for pregnant women, or for patients prior to selected invasive genitourinary procedures. Healthy women identified with asymptomatic bacteriuria on population screening subsequently experience more frequent episodes of symptomatic infection, but antimicrobial treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria does not decrease the occurrence of these episodes. Clinical… CONTINUE READING

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