Antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatric urology

  title={Antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatric urology},
  author={Seung-Hun Song and Kun Suk Kim},
  booktitle={Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India},
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem in infants and children. Children at risk for UTI such as vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) commonly receive prophylactic antibiotics to prevent renal scarring, which may lead to complications such as hypertension or end-stage renal disease. Recurrent UTI, with or without VUR, is the most common reason for long-term antibiotic prophylaxis in infants and children. However, the efficacy and importance of long-term antibiotic prophylaxis have not been… CONTINUE READING