Urogenit Tract Infect.  2017 Apr;12(1):7-14. 10.14777/uti.2017.12.1.7.

2017 Guidelines of The Korean Association of Urogenital Tract Infection and Inflammation: Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

  • 1Department of Urology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. cyh0831@catholic.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Urology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 3Department of Urology, Dongguk University Gyeongju Hospital, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 4Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Sonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 5Department of Urology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Chungju, Korea.
  • 6Department of Urology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.
  • 7Department of Urology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
  • 8Department of Urology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan, Korea.
  • 9Department of Urology, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Recurrent infection after an acute urinary tract infection (UTI) episode is common in adult women. It is onerous to both the patient and the physician to treat frequent recurrent UTI. Every time when UTI recurs, patients experience lower urinary tract symptoms, fatigue, and limitation in everyday life, while the physician has difficulty in counseling patients with a disease entity whose pathophysiology is less known. Currently, prophylactic treatment for recurrent UTI is limited, is ineffective in most cases, and sometimes accompanies unexpected side effects. In this guideline, we aimed to establish feasible and effective recommendations for the treatment of recurrent UTI in healthy adult women.


Urinary tract infection; Recurrence; Practice guideline
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