Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 475–479 | Cite as

Urinary tract infections in renal transplant recipients

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Abstract

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common infectious complication after renal transplantation. Although Escherichia coli remains the most common cause of UTI, Enterococcus spp and drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae have emerged as important uropathogens in these patients. As a result, symptomatic UTIs warrant pathogen-specific antibiotic therapy guided by culture and susceptibility data. In the early transplant period, prophylaxis of UTI with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is generally effective. Until the natural history and optimal management of asymptomatic bacteruria are better defined, therapy of asymptomatic bacteruria is generally unnecessary.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Infectious DiseasesWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA

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