Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Elisabeth M. Hodson, Jonathan C. Craig

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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 [1]. 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 [1]. Total hospital charges exceeded $520 million.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Nephrology
EditorsEllis D. Avner, William E. Harmon, Patrick Niaudet, Norishige Yoshikawa, Francesco Emma, Stuart L. Goldstein
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783662435960
ISBN (Print)9783662435953
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)
  • Kidney damage
  • Acute pyelonephritis
  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria


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