Uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women

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Abstract

What you need to know: In about a third of women with an uncomplicated urinary tract infection, the infection may resolve by about 7-10 days without the need for antibiotics The option of “wait and see” (which typically involves providing a delayed prescription) can be discussed as part of a shared decision making process within the consultation Although the risk from delaying antibiotics is low, consider pyelonephritis or sepsis in patients who are systemically unwell and have high fever, rigours, nausea/vomiting, flank pain, low blood pressure, high heart rate, high respiratory rate, not passing urine for 12-18 hours, and behaviour change
Original languageEnglish
Article numbern725
Number of pages4
JournalBMJ
Volume372
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2021

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