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Urinary Tract Infection (Children)

Urinary Tract Infection (Children) - What it is

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs when germs get into the urinary system (the bladder and the kidneys). UTIs are fairly common in children and require prompt recognition, treatment and investigation for underlying problems in the urinary tract.

urinary tract infection (child) conditions and treatments

How did my child get a UTI?

A UTI is usually caused by germs from the stools (which can stay on the skin) that had gone into the urethra (the passage from which urine passed out from the bladder). A UTI can occur in any child and is not entirely the result of poor washing or inadequate changing of diapers.

It is important for a medical assessment to evaluate for underlying risk(s) that could have predispose your child to UTI. For example, an underlying problem with the urinary tract, abnormal bladder function or existing constipation.

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