bacteriuria (in a CSU sample)

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  • the presence of a catheter for even a few days will invariably lead to a bacteriuria with up to five different organisms. Unless the patient is symptomatic, collection of a CSU and antibiotic treatment should be discouraged
  • the presence of bacteriuria may denote colonisation rather than infection

Reference:

  • Pulse (2000), 60 (34), 40.

Last reviewed 01/2018