Vol. 4, Issue 12 (2018)
Assessment of urinary tract infection in children admitted to a tertiary care centre of Bihar
Author(s): Dr. Chhitiz Anand, Dr. Ramanuj Sharma, Dr. Kripa Nath Mishra
Abstract: Many risk factors are responsible for initial urinary tract infection and recurrent urinary tract infection. Hence, based on the literature findings, the present study was planned to assess clinical profile and risk factors which are associated with urinary tract infection in children. 75 children presenting in Out-Patient Department (OPD) and in-patient department (IPD) in Darbhanga Medical college and Hospital, Laheriasarai From Oct 2012 to Nov 2013 and found positive for urinary tract infections were included in this study. The patients were all children aged 1 year to 12 years with a history of fever, clinical symptoms of UTI and with positive urine culture with significant colony count. Children with urinary tract infections usually present with nonspecific symptoms and signs and hence a urine analysis and culture should always be part of an initial diagnostic evaluation of urinary tract infections. The morbidity and mortality due to UTI still remains considerably high despite the advent of numerous effective antimicrobial agents. Besides this, early initiation of treatment prevents most complications of UTI, so the importance of early diagnosis cannot be overemphasized.