Bacteria in Urine Doesn’t Always Indicate Infection

Testing, Antibiotic Treatment Often Unnecessary, Say IDSA Guidelines


Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. https://www.idsociety.org/practice-guideline/asymptomatic-bacteriuria/

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