Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection in older adults.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2014 Mar;28(1):75-89.
Rowe TA1, Juthani-Mehta M2.
1Yale University School of Medicine, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8002, USA. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8022, USA.
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a commonly diagnosed infection in older adults. Despite consensus guidelines developed to assist providers in diagnosing UTI, distinguishing symptomatic UTI from asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in older adults is problematic, as many older adults do not present with localized genitourinary symptoms.
This article summarizes the recent literature and guidelines on the diagnosis and management of UTI and ASB in older adults.