Executive summary. Management of urinary tract infection in solid organ transplant recipients: Consensus statement of the Group for the Study of Infection in Transplant Recipients (GESITRA) of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC) and the Spanish Network for Research in Infectious Diseases (REIPI)

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2015 Dec;33(10):680-7. doi: 10.1016/j.eimc.2015.03.020. Epub 2015 May 12.


Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common infections in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. A systematic review was performed to assess the management of UTI in SOT recipients. Recommendations are provided on the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria, and prophylaxis and treatment of UTI in SOT recipients. The diagnostic-therapeutic management of recurrent UTI and the role of infection in kidney graft rejection or dysfunction are reviewed. Finally, recommendations on antimicrobials and immunosuppressant interactions are also included.

Keywords: Consenso; Consensus; Infección urinaria; Profilaxis; Prophylaxis; Transplantation; Trasplante; Tratamiento; Treatment; Urinary infection.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
  • Drug Interactions
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Postoperative Complications / drug therapy*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / microbiology
  • Prostatitis / drug therapy
  • Prostatitis / etiology
  • Recurrence
  • Risk Factors
  • Transplant Recipients*
  • Urinary Tract Infections / drug therapy*
  • Urinary Tract Infections / epidemiology
  • Urinary Tract Infections / etiology
  • Urinary Tract Infections / microbiology


  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Immunosuppressive Agents