Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection in older adults

Theresa Anne Rowe*, Manisha Juthani-Mehta

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-89
Number of pages15
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Aging
  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria
  • Elderly
  • Urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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