Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Antibiotics are overused in the elderly particularly in patients with urinary catheters or suspected UTIs. Consider delaying antibiotic therapy pending culture.
- Do not treat asymptomatic bacteriuria, except in pregnancy.
- If antibiotic therapy appropriate, only prescribe after urine cultures have been taken, unless sepsis when blood cultures should be taken and antibiotic therapy not delayed.
UTI in non-pregnant women
UTI in pregnant women
UTI in men
Query UTI / LRTI
Last reviewed February 2018