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Catheter Associated Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (CAABU) Criteria

Purpose:

To identify a patient with a urinary catheter and a catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria (CAABU).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

N39.0

Description:

Cope et al reported criteria for the diagnosis of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria (CAABU). This group of patients do not need to be treated for a urinary tract infection (UTI). The authors are from Duke University, Baylor College of Medicine and the DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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