To the Editor: In their article about uncomplicated
UTI, Dr Bent and colleagues1 describe a
young woman presenting with dysuria, frequency, and vaginal discharge. On
examination she is febrile and in mild distress, with neither abdominal tenderness
nor cervicitis, and the urine dipstick test result is negative. Bent et al
then provide data to decide her probability of having UTI. They conclude that
her probability is 20%, and that urine and vaginal tests (results of which
usually take 2 days) are indicated to evaluate the cause of her symptoms.
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