Letters Ibuprofen v fosfomycin for uncomplicated urinary tract infection

Fosfomycin should not be first line treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infection

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i413 (Published 28 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i413
  1. Walid Al-Wali, consultant medical microbiologist and director for infection prevention and control 1,
  2. Christopher Hughes, clinical scientist in clinical microbiology1
  1. 1Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham S60 2UD, UK
  1. walmeeto{at}hotmail.co.uk

Fosfomycin was an inadvisable choice for first line treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection in the study by Gágyor and colleagues.1 Other antimicrobials such as nitrofurantoin …

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