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Swiss consensus recommendations on urinary tract infections in children.

Michael Buettcher, Johannes Trueck, Anita Niederer-Loher, Ulrich Heininger, Philipp Agyeman, Sandra Asner, Christoph Berger, Julia Bielicki, Christian Kahlert, Lisa Kottanattu, Patrick M Meyer Sauteur, Paolo Paioni, Klara Posfay-Barbe, Christa Relly, Nicole Ritz, Petra Zimmermann, Franziska Zucol, Rita Gobet, Sandra Shavit, Christoph Rudin Show all

European Journal of Pediatrics | Published : 2021


The kidneys and the urinary tract are a common source of infection in children of all ages, especially infants and young children. The main risk factors for sequelae after urinary tract infections (UTI) are congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) and bladder-bowel dysfunction. UTI should be considered in every child with fever without a source. The differentiation between upper and lower UTI is crucial for appropriate management. Method of urine collection should be based on age and risk factors. The diagnosis of UTI requires urine analysis and significant growth of a pathogen in culture. Treatment of UTI should be based on practical considerations regarding age and pres..

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