PREVALENCE OF UTI IN FEBRILE CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS
*Dr. Yasir Abdulelah Mahmood
UTI should be considered in any child under 2 years of age or younger who has unexplained fever. Non specific clinical presentation of UTI is common in young children. In boys, most UTIs occur during the 1st year of life, UTIs are much more common in uncircumcised boys. Beyond 1-2 years, there is striking female preponderance, E coli is the most common pathogen. A UTI may be suspected based on symptoms or findings on urinalysis, but a urine culture is necessary for confirmation and appropriate therapy.
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