Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Community acquired acute bacterial cystitis (CA-ABC) is one of the most common infectious presentations in the community. This paper aims to provide a rational approach in the management of CA-ABC based on local Turkish data. Materials and methods: The publications evaluating the microbiological data obtained from CA-ABC cases were searched in both Turkish and international databases. Results: Fosfomycin and nitrofurantain appear to be baseline antibiotics while the empirical use of trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin clavulanate, and first and second generation cephalosporins seems to be unreliable in Turkey. Moreover, quinolones seem to be at the edge with resistance rates up to 20%. On the other hand, aminoglicosides, third and fourth generation cephalosporins, and piperacillin-tazobactam look more trustworthy. Conclusion: According to local Turkish data, caution is really indicated in rational antibiotic use in the community since the traditional drugs used in the management of CA-ABC are being lost steadily.


Community-acquired, urinary, infection, Turkey

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