Hospitalized Adults: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

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Doses provided in this table are for patients with normal renal and hepatic function. Click on drug link to go to dosing guidelines.  Some antimicrobials are restricted (ID-R).  Click on link for guidelines on obtaining authorization.

Diagnosis

Common Pathogens

Drug(s) of First Choice

Alternative Drug(s)

Comments

Asymptomatic bacteriuria

Enterobacteriaceae

Enterococcus species

No treatment required  

Pyuria alone is not an indication for treatment.

Exceptions: pregnant women, patients having traumatic urologic procedures, recent kidney transplant .