URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN CHILDREN

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Sabahat Amir
Fazalur Rahim
Jan Mohammad Afridi

Abstract

Objectives: To find out the organisms and their sensitivity to antibiotics involved in urinary tract infection (UTI) in
children.
Material and Methods: This observational study was conducted in Department of Child Health in Khyber Teaching
Hospital, Peshawar, on children presenting with sign and symptoms of urinary tract infections from December 2009
to December 2010. All the children had their urine collected by non invasive method for culture sensitivity and sent to
bacteriological section of Khyber Teaching Hospital Laboratory.
Results: Urine of 126 children; age 1 year to 15 years were analyzed. Sixty (45%) children were culture positive;
24(19%) were male and 36(26%) were female. 66(52%) children were culture negative; 43(34%) males and 23(18%)
females. E-coli was found in 11(18.33%) males and 21(35%) females, citrobacter 2(3.33%) in males and 12(20%) in
females, enterobactericae 9(15%) in males, proteus 1(1.66%) in males and 2(3.33%) in females, pseudomonas 2(3.33%)
in males and 1(1.66%) in females, salmonella 1(1.66%) in males and none in females.
Conclusion: UTI is more common in females. E-coli is the most common organism causing UTI in both the sexes.

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Amir, S., Rahim, F., & Afridi, J. M. (2013). URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN CHILDREN. Journal of Medical Sciences, 21(1), 13–15. Retrieved from https://jmedsci.com/index.php/Jmedsci/article/view/364
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