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Clinical aspects of urinary tract infections

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Dr Lee Murray, Dr Michael Hunter
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 5, p.14 (123Doc Education, London, May 2015)


Suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) is the second most common indication for antibiotic use in primary and secondary care. Inappropriate antibiotic use is associated with toxicity, emergence of resistant bacteria, selection of pathogenic organisms (such as C difficile), and poor clinical outcome. This article reviews the spectrum of disease, diagnosis, and clinical management.

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Dr Lee Murray

Department of Infectious Diseases
Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, BT12 6BA

Dr Michael Hunter (Corresponding author)

Department of Infectious Diseases
Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, BT12 6BA


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