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Differential diagnosis of UTI

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The differential diagnosis involves:

  • vaginitis or vulvovaginal infections e.g. - Gardnerella, Candida albicans, Trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis – look for any vaginal discharge
  • sexually transmitted diseases - inquire about sexual activity and recent change of partner
  • urethral syndrome
  • interstitial cystitis
  • dysmenorrhoea (1)


1. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Management of suspected bacterial lower urinary tract infection in adult women. Sep 2020

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