Fast Five Quiz: Urinary Tract Infection

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


July 23, 2019

Even with effective antibiotic treatment, the average duration of severe symptoms in women with cystitis is somewhat longer than 3 days. Features that have been associated with a more prolonged course than average include a history of somatization, previous cystitis, urinary frequency, and more severe symptoms at baseline. Although simple lower UTI (cystitis) may spontaneously resolve, effective treatment lessens the duration of symptoms and reduces the incidence of progression to upper UTI. Even with effective treatment, many women with cystitis experience recurrence.

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