Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection in children

Gabrielle J. Williams, Elisabeth Hodson, David H. Isaacs, Jonathan C. Craig

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A young child presents to their primary health provider with fever and irritability. How likely is a urinary tract infection? How should a urine sample be collected? How accurate are urinary dipsticks and microscopy compared with culture for the diagnosis? What route and type of antibiotics should be used? What imaging is indicated? Diagnosing and treating children with urinary tract infection presents many questions. This review summarises the most relevant recent primary studies, systematic reviews and guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-301
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • Prophylaxis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • pyelonephritis
  • prophylaxis
  • urinary tract infection


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