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Diagnose UTI in women with two or more key symptoms, says NICE

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 15 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p372
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Health professionals should diagnose urinary tract infection (UTI) in women under 65 if they have two or more key urinary symptoms, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has advised.1 Three key symptoms of UTIs are dysuria, new nocturia, and cloudy urine.

No single symptom or combination of symptoms is completely reliable, said the agency in a new quality standard, but women should not require a …

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