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Letters UTI in women

Women need to know more

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 16 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1453
  1. Mariëlle A J Beerepoot, resident, internal medicine1,
  2. Gerben ter Riet, epidemiologist2,
  3. Corianne A J M de Borgie, epidemiologist3,
  4. Theo M de Reijke, urologist4,
  5. Suzanne E Geerlings, infectious disease specialist1
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and AIDS, and Centre for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam (CINIMA), Academic Medical Centre, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. 2Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Centre
  3. 3Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre
  4. 4Department of Urology, Academic Medical Centre
  1. m.a.beerepoot{at}

    Leydon and colleagues found that women attributed urinary tract infection (UTI) to lifestyle habits and behaviours.1 Evidence is accumulating that patient education and counselling are essential for effective prevention in chronic diseases. This is also true for UTI,2 but information about the knowledge of this patient group is limited.

    We …

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