Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy Differential Diagnoses
- Author: Emilie Katherine Johnson, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS more...
The differential diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) in pregnancy includes the following:
Chlamydial Genitourinary Infections
Other disorders to consider include the following:
Group B streptococcal colonization
Sexually transmitted infection (eg, gonorrhea, nongonococcal urethritis)
Threatened or incomplete miscarriage
Vaginal infections can cause or mimic UTIs, which are common in women of reproductive age, affecting 25-35% of women aged 20-40 years. Discriminating between the 2 depends on the results of vaginal and urinary cultures (see Urine Studies).
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