A matter of urgency: a brief update on the aetiology and treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections

  • S J Brand University of Pretoria
Keywords: antimicrobial, cystitis, pyelonephritis, resistance, urinary tract infection


Health professionals in general practice regularly encounter women suffering from symptoms associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs). Uncomplicated UTIs have a high incidence and are commonly associated with recurrence. The widespread use of antimicrobials to treat community-acquired infections has resulted in the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. A rational approach to the pharmacotherapy of UTIs should therefore be followed and non-antimicrobial interventions be considered where possible.

The full article is available at https://doi.org/10.36303/SAGP.2020.1.4.0040

Author Biography

S J Brand, University of Pretoria

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa