Risk factors for recurrent urinary tract infection in preschool children.

@article{Panaretto1999RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for recurrent urinary tract infection in preschool children.},
  author={K Panaretto and Jonathan C Craig and John F. Knight and Robert B. Howman-Giles and Premala Sureshkumar and Leslie P Roy},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={1999},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={454-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Children with urinary tract infections (UTI) are at risk of renal scarring which may lead to impaired renal function and hypertension. This study examines the risk factors that predispose to recurrent UTI in children and the role of recurrent UTI in renal scarring. METHODOLOGY A group of 290 children under 5 years of age with a first symptomatic UTI were studied. Micturating cystourethrogram and dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renal scintigraphy were performed at entry, and DMSA was… CONTINUE READING

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