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Recurrent urinary tract infections has been defined as 3 or more episodes of urinary tract infection during a 12 month period (1).
More recent guidance defines recurrent urinary tract infections as (2):
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as (2):
It may be necessary for some patients to be on long-term low dose therapy in order to prevent recurrence of infection.
Trimethoprim and nitrofurantoin have been indicated for long term use in these instances.
Other factors should be considered (see linked options).