Diagnosis of uncomplicated cystitis (UC)

Guido Schmiemann & Klaus Gebhardt
Urinary tract infections are among the most common bacterial infections and are responsible for 25% of antibiotic prescriptions in primary care. This chapter presents current evidence from a systematic literature search with a focus on systematic reviews and recent guidelines on diagnosing uncomplicated cystitis (UC). Starting with a general approach on the diagnostic process in suspected UC the pros and cons of different diagnostic strategies are discussed. Due to the high prevalence of UC the...
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