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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria is Harmless and Even Protective : Don't Treat if You Don't Have a Very Specific Reason

Wullt, Björn LU ; Sundén, Fredrik LU and Grabe, Magnus (2018) In European Urology Focus
Abstract

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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10.1016/j.euf.2018.07.004
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  abstract     = {<p>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.</p>},
  author       = {Wullt, Björn and Sundén, Fredrik and Grabe, Magnus},
  issn         = {2405-4569},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {European Urology Focus},
  title        = {Asymptomatic Bacteriuria is Harmless and Even Protective : Don't Treat if You Don't Have a Very Specific Reason},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euf.2018.07.004},
  year         = {2018},
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