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Rev Urol. 2013;15(2):41-8.

Management of recurrent urinary tract infections in healthy adult women.

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Department of Urology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY.

Abstract

Recurrence after urinary tract infection (rUTI) is common in adult women. The majority of recurrences are believed to be reinfection from extraurinary sources such as the rectum or vagina. However, uropathogenic Escherichia coli are now known to invade urothelial cells and form quiescent intracellular bacterial reservoirs. Management of women with frequent symptomatic rUTI can be particularly vexing for both patients and their treating physicians. This review addresses available and promising management strategies for rUTI in healthy adult women.

KEYWORDS:

Prophylaxis; Recurrent urinary tract infection; Uropathogenic Escherichia coli

PMID:
24082842
PMCID:
PMC3784967

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