Investigation and anomaly in urinary tract infection in children

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Apichat Jiravuttipong
Jaturatana Gunpitaya


Despite  the  high  morbidity  of  the  complication  in  the  urinary  tract  infection  in  children  there  remains  considerable  controversy over  how  best  to  inestigate  these  children.  This  study  was  carried  out  to  see  the  relationship  of  the  anomaly  in  urinary  system  and  the  risk  factor  that  found  in  children  with  urinary  tract  infection.  One  hundred  and  seventy  six  children  with  urinary  tract  infection  was  investigated  by  radiology  examination.  The  anomaly  of  the  urinary  system  were  found  in  68  children  (38.63%) There  were  444  boys  and  24  girls.  Sixty  one  percent  of  the  anomaly  were  found  in  children  children  under  five  years  of  age.  The  stone,  hydronephrosis,  hydroureter  and  caliectasis  were  found  respectively.

However  we  found  that  there  is  low  prevalence  of  the  anomaly  in  the  girls  over  two  years  of  age  with  lower tract  infection (low  risk  group)  but  there  is  no  statistical  correlation  between  the  risk  factor  and  the  anomaly  in  urinary  system.  This  suggests  that  we  should   be  investigated  for  anomaly  in  every  cases  of children  with  urinary  tract  infection.


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Jiravuttipong A, Gunpitaya J. Investigation and anomaly in urinary tract infection in children. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2013 Nov. 20 [cited 2022 Aug. 15];11(3):161-8. Available from:
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