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These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.

Objective of the Guideline

To provide care standards for the otherwise healthy patient 2 months of age or greater with suspected or confirmed first-time or recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI). This guideline was developed to assist clinicians in ambulatory and inpatient settings with the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with UTI or pyelonephritis.

Target Users

Physicians (Ambulatory, Urgent Care, Emergency Department, Hospitalist, Community Physicians, Fellows, and Resident Physicians); Advanced Practice Providers; Nurses



Urinary Tract Infection-Cystitis/Pyelonephritis

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