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Screening for and treating asymptomiatic bacteriuria not useful in women with diabetes.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of family practice
Publication Date
Volume
52
Issue
2
Pages
98–99
Identifiers
PMID: 12585982
Source
Medline

Abstract

Women with diabetes mellitus should not be screened or treated for asymptomatic bacteriuria. Unlike other clinical conditions in which screening for asymptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) has proved valuable (pregnancy, urologic surgery, renal transplantation), women with diabetes derive no meaningful benefit. Previous recommendations by the US Preventive Services Task Force neither recommended for or against screening or treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in diabetic women.

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