BACTERIAL COUNTS IN CHILDREN WITH URINARY TRACT INFECTION AT CCM MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
Dr. Rima W. Ninawe*
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common cause of infection. It is most common cause of acute illness in children. The term UTI encounter a variety of clinical problems, ranging from asymptomatic bacteriuria to cystitis, prostatitis, and pyelonephritis. In children due to lack of overt clinical features, proper collection of urine samples and basic diagnostic test in health facilities in developing countries. UTI in children may be difficult to recognize because there are not present of specific signs and symptoms. UTI in children may be difficult to recognize because there are not present of specific signs and symptoms. In children it is not easy to collect and interpretation of urine test; therefore it may not always possible to unequivocally confirm the diagnosis of UTI. The aim of this study is to know distribution of uropathogens among the children suffering from urinary tract infection. Material and methods: Total 100 urine sample were collected and process with stander procedure in the department of microbiology laboratory during Nov 2013 to Jan 2015 Hospitalized and OPD patients of ages below 15 years, either sexes, with a clinical diagnosis of UTI. Result: UTI was more common in females 60(60%) cases as compared to 40(40%) males. 50 were both Gram stain as well as culture positive while 24 samples were both culture as well as Gram stain negative showed. The maximum no. of bacterial isolates was from hospitalized patients, 60(60%) as compared to OPD patients, 40(40%). Conclusion: Urinary tract infections are most common infections in the pediatric population. Pediatric UTI may lead to significant acute morbidity and irreversible renal damage if not treated promptly and appropriately. It is important for clinician in order to facilitate the treatment and management of patients with symptoms of UTIs.
Keywords: Children, UTI, Uropathogens.
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