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dc.contributor.authorDesai, Devang J
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Brent
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Craig A
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-13T04:57:33Z
dc.date.available2020-03-13T04:57:33Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0300-8495
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392327
dc.description.abstractBackground: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) commonly occur in children. An estimated 8% of girls and 2% of boys will have at least one episode by seven years of age. Of these children, 12–30% will experience recurrence within one year. Australian hospital admission records indicate that paediatric UTIs represent 12% of all UTI hospital admissions. Objective/s: The aim of this article is to review the pathogenesis, clinical assessment and management of UTIs, and prevention strategies in children. Discussion: Clinically, paediatric UTI presentations are challenging because symptoms are vague and variable. Young infants may present with sepsis or fever and lack specific symptoms, whereas older children present with classical features such as dysuria, frequency and loin pain. Early diagnosis with appropriate urine specimen collection techniques, investigations and treatment is necessary for prevention of renal damage and recurrence. Effective, evidence-based investigations and treatment options are available, and physicians should feel confident in identifying and managing paediatric UTIs.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom558
dc.relation.ispartofpageto564
dc.relation.ispartofissue8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Family Physician
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsPrimary Health Care
dc.subject.keywordsMedicine, General & Internal
dc.subject.keywordsGeneral & Internal Medicine
dc.titlePaediatric urinary tract infections: Diagnosis and treatment
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDesai, DJ; Gilbert, B; McBride, CA, Paediatric urinary tract infections: Diagnosis and treatment, Australian Family Physician, 2016, 45 (8), pp. 558-564
dc.date.updated2020-03-13T04:55:23Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
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gro.griffith.authorMcBride, Craig
gro.griffith.authorDesai, Devang


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