[Clin Infect Dis 2011; 52:e103-20]


- Cystitis is an infection of the lower urinary tract which causes dysuria, with or without frequency, urgency, or suprapubic pain.

- Cystitis is NOT typically associated with fever. If febrile, recommend blood culture and empiric therapy for pyelonephritis.

- In postmenopausal women:

  • acute dysuria (<1 week in duration) is the most discriminating clinical symptom for UTI

  • new onset of frequency or urgency or recurrent UTI may warrant investigation for structural abnormalities such as bladder diverticula or cystoceles.