This page is meant to supplement the Guide To Antibiotics and expound upon the approach to treating a urinary tract infection (UTI).
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT A UTI?
History Of Present Illness
CLINICAL WORKUP FOR A UTI
AT WHAT POINT DO WE DECIDE TO TREAT THE PATIENT WITH ANTIBIOTICS?
PICKING THE RIGHT ANTIBIOTIC: WHAT FACTORS INTO OUR DECISION?
The extent of the infection:
The severity and location(s) of the infection will inform our treatment options.
The causal pathogen:
Escherichia coli causes 75%-95% of uncomplicated UTIs (source) and in many, cases treatment should target this organism.
CHARACTERIZING THE UTI: IS THIS CYSTITIS OR PYELONEPHRITIS
Page Updated: 08.09.2016