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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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SANCHEZ, María José; LOVERA, Dolores  and  ARBO, Antonio. Urinary Infection in Children and boarding Girls: clinical features and Microbiological. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2015, vol.10, n.1, pp.04-11. ISSN 1996-3696.

Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a major cause of bacterial infection in children. An early diagnosis, appropriate treatment and close monitoring prevent chronic kidney damage. In this study we observed the clinical and microbiological characteristics of children under 15 years admitted to the Central Hospital of the Armed Forces (HCFFAA) from January 2011 to November 2013 by reviewing medical records are reviewed. Materiales y métodos:A total of 35 cases with positive urine culture were isolated, where prevalence remains almost similar, with average of 12 cases per year (3% of hospital admission), it was found the most affected age was that of infants under two years old, females predominate in all age groups with a ratio of 4: 1 with regard to males. The most common symptoms were fever and vomiting. Materiales y métodos:As in other studies the Escherichia coli germ is greater isolation and treatment of choice are the third generation cephalosporin. Three patients have had complications as a result did urosepsis.

Keywords : cephalosporin; chronic kidney damage; urosepsis.

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