Asymptomatic Bacturia / CAUTI

Positive urine cultures with no signs or symptoms of infection. Common in the elderly.

Empiric Therapy

Remove the catheter

No treatment unless patient is:

  • Pregnant

  • About to undergo a urologic procedure

  • Post renal transplant

  • Neutropenic

ABX do not decrease asymptomatic bacteruria or prevent subsequant development of UTI.