Vol. 5, Issue 7 (2019)
Clinical evaluation of symptoms and microbial pattern of urinary tract infection in children from skmch Muzaffarpur
Author(s): Dr. Pradeep Sharan
Abstract: The risk factors of UTI depend on socioeconomic status and cultural habits like perineal cleaning methods and diaper usage. 2-4 so, it is better to analyse the risk factors in specific cultural groups of different places so that the risk factors which is differing from population to population can be identified and different strategies can be formed for population with different cultures. With this background, the present study was conducted to observe the profile of the paediatric UTI, to find out the bacterial pathogens involved and symptoms observed. The present study was planned in the Department of Paediatrics, Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, Muzaffarpur, Bihar. The study was performed from Jan 2018 to July 2018. Total 25 childrens from age 1 to 10 years were included in the present study. Detailed history (about frequency of micturation, Fever, Dysuria, Abdominal Pain, Smelly Urine, Poor Feeding and vomiting) of patients and clinical examination was done in all cases with special emphasis being given to UTI Symptoms. In conclusion, our study shows that UTI varies with age and gender and, therefore, extensive evaluation is required in boys under ten year of age with UTI. It is important for clinician in order to facilitate the empiric treatment of patients and management of patients with symptoms of UTIs. Moreover, the data would also help to formulate antibiotic prescription policies. Also the long term studies on a large sample of children need to be planned to understand the disease process better in terms of the interplay between the host and microbial factors.