Symptom-based diagnosis of urinary tract infection in women: are we over-prescribing antibiotics?

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BACKGROUND Current clinical guidelines for the management of symptoms suggesting urinary tract infection recommend empiric antibiotic therapy. OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of urinary tract symptoms for early identification of urinary tract infection (UTI) in sexually active women when culture results are not available. METHOD This was… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2012.02906.x

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@article{Mishra2012SymptombasedDO, title={Symptom-based diagnosis of urinary tract infection in women: are we over-prescribing antibiotics?}, author={B. Mishra and S. Srivastava and K. Singh and A. Pandey and Jaiprakash P. Agarwal}, journal={International journal of clinical practice}, year={2012}, volume={66 5}, pages={493-8} }