Asymptomatic Bacteriuria is Harmless and Even Protective: Don't Treat if You Don't Have a Very Specific Reason
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Symptom-free bacterial colonization of the lower urinary tract in an otherwise healthy individual was long misunderstood. Our current understanding is based on solid research proving that asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) is harmless and even protective against symptomatic urinary tract infection episodes. Thus, ABU should not be treated in patients with the exception of before endosurgery and, until we have accumulated more knowledge, in pregnant women.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||European Urology Focus|
|Early online date||2018 Jan 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|