Diseases / Childhood Urinary Infections

Should be assessed to exclude any underlying abnormalities and treated promptly
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Urinary infection in children is due to the entry and multiplication of bacteria in the urinary tract that starts from the kidney to bladder.

Clinical Approach in Primary Care

Mostly the urinary tract infections are diagnosed and treated by Primary care physician and paediatricians.

Treatments Available

Approach to the Management

 The main objectives to management are as follows

1. To treat the acute infections. Appropriate antibiotic treatment based on the culture of urine is the main stay.

2. To diagnose and manage any underlying causes for infections

3. To detect and prevent any permanant damage to the kidneys such as scarring

Other Resources to read about Urinary infectiosn

NHS Choices
General information about the causes, symptoms and management of urinary infection in children

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NICE Guidelines
NICE-approved guideline document about how to manage urinary tract infection (UTI) in children

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Patient UK
Information for the general public about childhood urinary infection

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