Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an acute illness usually accompanied by fever, with or without other constitutional symptoms, and local symptoms of loin pain and bladder irritation. UTI is responsible for significant morbidity. In the USA alone, children diagnosed with UTI account for 500,000 visits to emergency departments each year . A retrospective analysis of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids’ Inpatient Database in the USA identified that about 10 % of these children, or 50,000, were admitted, representing about 1.8 % of all pediatric admissions . Total hospital charges exceeded $520 million.
|Title of host publication||Pediatric Nephrology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Seventh Edition|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|