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Diagnosis and management of recurrent urinary tract infections in non-pregnant women

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3140 (Published 29 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3140

Re: Diagnosis and management of recurrent urinary tract infections in non-pregnant women

This article is focused on antimicrobial treatment and prevention options for UTI.
In terms of recurrent UTI there are a number of lifestyle and other measures outlined such as vaginal oestrogens and lactobacilli. The authors highlight the fact that these treatment options are inferior to low dose antimicrobials for UTI prevention. However, UTI prevention is multimodality approach with increased fluid intake, lactobacilli, vaginal oestrogens and/or low dose or patient initiated antimicrobials used in combination.

Competing interests: No competing interests

01 June 2013
Andrew G Russell
Urologist
Rajesh Kavia
Northwick Park Hospital
Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3UJ