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Urinary Tract Infection

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Alternate Name/s:

  • Cystitis
  • Pyelonephritis

Overview:UTI is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. Different parts of the urinary system are kidneys, urinary bladder, ureters and urethra. Ureters are a pair of tubes which drain urine from each kidney to the urinary bladder. Urethra is the tube that voids the urine from urinary bladder to outside.

  • In boys, UTI is most common before 1 year of age and in girls around 3 years of age.
  • The most common causative organism for UTI in children is E. coli. E. coli is normally found in stool and moves to urethra from anus causing UTI.
  • Klebsiella and Pseudomonas are other causative organisms and mostly detected in cases of recurrent UTI.

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