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Urinary tract infection: is there a need for routine renal ultrasonography?
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    Re: Definition of "UTI"

    Dear Editor,

    I thank Dr Fenton for his interest and insightful comment. It seems that there has been a printing mistake. The criteria for diagnosis of urinary tract infection was >100,000 bacteria per ml in mid stream urine specimen, and not, >100 bacteria per ml, as was mistakenly published.

    The criteria for diagnosis of UTI was any bacteria in suprapubic aspirate (as per AAP guidelines[1]), an...

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    Definition of "UTI"

    Dear Editor

    Zamir et al. appear to have diagnosed urine infection using the unconventional criteria of fever plus:
    1) >100 bacteria per mL in a mid-stream urine specimen, or
    2) Any bacteria in a catheter specimen or suprapubic aspirate

    Most clinicians would only be convinced by mid-stream samples containing at least 10,000 bacteria (or colony forming...

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