The UTI papers
This issue of MFP contains two articles on urinary tract infections (UTI). Loh et al (pages 54-57) reviewed the diagnosis of management of UTI in pregnancy, and Keah et al (page 64-69) conducted a microbiological survey of patients with UTI presenting to general practice. UTI may be an old issue, but do we really know enough about its peculiarity in this country? How well it is being managed in the health centres and general practice clinics? Keah et al’s study documented high level of resistance to commonly used antibiotics in two general practice clinics in Johor. Perhaps the commonly used antibiotics guideline in this country (*) is woefully out-of-date? More studies in the local primary care setting on this common condition are clearly warranted.