Clinical features of urinary tract infection among children in a tertiary care hospital

Author : Ramcharan Reddy Narreddy, Anil Kumar Reddy Obulareddy

Introduction: It is estimated that at least 1% of boys and 3% of girls develop urinary tract infection during first ten years of life. To study the symptomatology and presenting features of the UTI in children, because of the vagueness of the urinary tract infections as they manifest in infants and children. Materials and methods: All patients diagnosed as having urinary tract infection as proved by urine culture done twice, admitted into pediatric wards of Yashoda Hospital from March 2008 June 2009 were included in the study. Results: A total of 60 patients were studied. Children < 2 years were 13. Children 2-5 years were 19. Children 5-12 years were 28.

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