Clinical practice guidelines for the antibiotic treatment of community-acquired urinary tract infections

Cheol In Kang, Jieun Kim, Dae Won Park, Baek Nam Kim, U. Syn Ha, Seung Ju Lee, Jeong Kyun Yeo, Seung Ki Min, Heeyoung Lee, Seong Heon Wie

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    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infectious diseases that commonly occur in communities. Although several international guidelines for the management of UTIs have been available, clinical characteristics, etiology and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns may differ from country to country. This work represents an update of the 2011 Korean guideline for UTIs. The current guideline was developed by the update and adaptation method. This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of UTIs, including asymptomatic bacteriuria, acute uncomplicated cystitis, acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis, complicated pyelonephritis related to urinary tract obstruction, and acute bacterial prostatitis. This guideline targets community-acquired UTIs occurring among adult patients. Healthcare-associated UTIs, catheter-associated UTIs, and infections in immunocompromised patients were not included in this guideline.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-100
    Number of pages34
    JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1


    • Cystitis
    • Guideline
    • Prostatitis
    • Pyelonephritis
    • Urinary tract infection

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Infectious Diseases
    • Pharmacology (medical)


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