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Pediatría (Asunción)

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TROCHE, Avelina Victoria  and  ARAYA, Soraya. Urinary infection: a frequent problem in Pediatrics. A review of the literature. Pediatr. (Asunción) [online]. 2018, vol.45, n.2, pp.165-169. ISSN 1683-9803.

Infection of the urinary tract or urinary tract infection (UTI) is a frequent pathology in childhood, as 8-10% of girls and 2-3% of boys will have a symptomatic UTI before the age of seven. It has the potential to produce permanent and progressive renal damage, which is why a high clinical index of suspicion is important to achieve early diagnosis and treatment.

The urine collection method should be based on the clinical symptoms and the need to initiate immediate treatment; a urine analysis and a sample for urine culture should be obtained prior to the initiation of antibiotic treatment.

There is no consensus among the different clinical management guidelines as to the imaging methods to be used after the first febrile infection, which is why the topic is so controversial.

This article’s objective is to review the basics of the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infection in pediatric patients.

Keywords : Urinary infection; urinary tract infection; children..

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