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Things I Do But Should I: UTI

Vanessa Cardy, MD and Adrien Selim, MD
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If a young, healthy woman presents with typical UTI symptoms, should we go ahead and treat empirically? What if the dipstick is negative? According to Bent et al in JAMA, in a woman with typical UTI symptoms, the likelihood of cystitis is 96%! This is high enough to treat empirically. If urinary symptoms are atypical, then the probability of UTI is lower and so a urine dipstick should guide management. When symptoms are atypical, there are 4 major categories of diseases that mimic UTIs: sexually transmitted infections, vulvar and vaginal pathologies, interstitial cystitis or bladder pain syndrome, and urological problems.

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