Bacteria in urine doesn’t always indicate infection

ARLINGTON, Va. – Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. ASB – the presence of bacteria in the urine without…

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