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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2014 Mar;28(1):75-89. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.10.004. Epub 2013 Dec 8.

Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection in older adults.

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1
Yale University School of Medicine, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8002, USA. Electronic address: theresa.rowe@northwestern.edu.
2
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8022, USA.

Abstract

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a commonly diagnosed infection in older adults. Despite consensus guidelines developed to assist providers in diagnosing UTI, distinguishing symptomatic UTI from asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in older adults is problematic, as many older adults do not present with localized genitourinary symptoms. This article summarizes the recent literature and guidelines on the diagnosis and management of UTI and ASB in older adults.

KEYWORDS:

Aging; Asymptomatic bacteriuria; Elderly; Urinary tract infection

PMID:
24484576
PMCID:
PMC4079031
DOI:
10.1016/j.idc.2013.10.004
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