Asymptomatic bacteriuria as an indication for treatment

Mark Loeb

Dr Mark Loeb is a professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, division director for Infectious Diseases, and Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Infectious Diseases at McMaster University.

When is asymptomatic bacteriuria an indication for treatment?

Mark Loeb, MD, MSc: There are only 2 indications. One is pregnancy and the other is men who are going to have a transurethral prostatic biopsy or other related procedures. Both groups are at risk for getting a urinary tract infection afterwards.

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