Revista Científica Salud Uninorte, Vol 34, No 1 (2018)

Tamaño de la letra:  Pequeña  Mediana  Grande

Urinary Tract Infection in Pediatrics: Clinical Approach and Follow Up

Orlando García del Villar, Katherine Barrios Peña


Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a frequent pathology in the pediatric age, about 5-8% of children under 2 years of age with fever without defined focus have a UTI, it is a frequent infection, and although the most have a good prognosis, it will always be necessary to identify those patients at risk of permanent and progressive kidney damage. UTI has a high incidence during childhood, appearing in about 7% of febrile children under one year of age and is an indicator of anatomical and functional anomalies. Clinical suspicion will always be important in order to reach a rapid diagnosis; in order to perform timely treatments and in this way reduce kidney damage and complications. In this article we make a particular emphasis on the clinical approach and the follow-up that should be done to a patient with this pathology.

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Urinary infection, Pediatrics, diagnosis, monitoring and clinical approac

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