Treating Uncomplicated Cystitis

Kiran Panesar, BPharmS (Hons), MRPharmS, RPh, CPh


US Pharmacist. 2013;38(8):34-37. 

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Cystitis occurs when urinary pathogens from the bowel or vagina colonize the periurethral mucosa and travel to the bladder.[2] More than 80% of uncomplicated UTIs are caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), 5% to 15% by Staphylococcus saprophyticus, and the remaining few cases by Enterococcus and Klebsiella species and Proteus mirabilis.[5–7]