Aaron E. Glatt, MD
To the Editor: I read with great interest the fine paper by Johnson and Stamm (1), updating proper diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections in women. Their otherwise comprehensive review of a complex subject was slightly marred by the inclusion of nonequivalent doses in some of their comparative tables (Tables 3 and 9). In a footnote, the authors do provide the caveat that in certain patients it may be preferable to use different doses or intervals. Nevertheless, Table 3 seems to indicate (based on the cost per day column) that the choices as given are comparable. This is not
Glatt AE. Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Women. Ann Intern Med. ;112:711–712. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-9-711_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(9):711-712.
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