Monitoring of febrile urinary tract infection in children
Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh, Dr. Hemant Kumar
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as a bladder infection (cystitis) and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Symptoms from a lower urinary tract include pain with urination, frequent urination, and feeling the need to urinate despite having an empty bladder. The study was conducted at the Patna medical college and Hospital on total 73 patients. All children aged between 1 month to 10 years with a history of fever, clinical symptoms of UTI and positive urine culture with significant colony count were included in the study. Improper toilet training practices was the commonest risk factor associated with febrile UTI in children aged 1 month to 10 years in our study, occurring in 52 cases.