- Diagnosis is made by clinical high clinical suspicion.
- Dipstick test will only confirm this suspicion.
- Ultrasound and CT scan will be used if we suspect UTI to be secondary to something else, like an anatomical abnormality.
- The definition of complicated UTI is broad. It involves the existance of a primary cause and any significant anatomical abdominarlity or medical-surgical comorbidities.
- Depending on the aspect/vitals and hemodynamic stability of our patient, treatment will be continued at home or as an inpatient.
- Do not forget about systemic infection and sepsis, the most feared complication of a UTI and pyelonephritis.
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