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July 28, 1999

Increasing Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance Among Uropathogens

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;282(4):325-326. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-4-jbk0728

To the Editor: Dr Gupta and colleagues1 identified an increasing prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among uropathogens causing acute uncomplicated cystitis. In the United Kingdom, one of the recommendations of the Standing Medical Advisory Committee regarding antimicrobial resistance was to limit antibiotic prescribing in uncomplicated cystitis to 3 days in otherwise fit young women with cystitis."2

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