7. Misdiagnoses of UTI, STI occur often in women in EDs
from Infectious Disease Special Edition
From July 1:
Urinary tract infection (UTI) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) in women were misdiagnosed by hospital emergency departments nearly half the time, a study has found. These misdiagnoses result in overuse of antibiotics, increasing antibiotic resistance, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
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