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The suspicion that a patient with urinary tract infection may have chronic disease or harbor some underlying predisposing factor to recurrent infections may cause the office practitioner to be uncomfortable if he cannot gather sufficient bacteriologic studies. The author, a private practitioner of urology, presents his approach to the office bacteriological investigation of patients with urinary tract infections. Emphasis is placed on the need to obtain reasonably precise qualitative and quantitative bacteriological data in order to understand the significance of the infection and to arrive at a rational approach to therapy. The procedures for collection and processing of specimens, culturing
Office Urinary Tract Bacteriology.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:1054. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-6-1054_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(6):1054.
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