Fast Five Quiz: Urinary Tract Infection

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


July 23, 2019

According to guidelines on asymptomatic bacteriuria from the IDSA, pregnant women should be screened for asymptomatic bacteriuria and receive antimicrobial treatment. In these patients, treatment of 4-7 days is recommended compared with a shorter duration, although the optimal duration varies, and the shortest effective course should be used.

The IDSA does not recommend routine screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in infants and children or in residents of long-term care facilities. The guidelines also recommend against screening for or treating asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with diabetes.

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