International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2021)

Management and outcomes of bacteraemic urinary tract infection in infants


Suprabhat Ranjan, Sheela Sinha

Bacteraemic UTI is a common source of bacteraemia in young infants. This study was done to determine predictors of parenteral antibiotic duration and the association between parenteral treatment duration and relapses in infants <3 months with bacteraemic urinary tract infection (UTI). Infants <3 months of age with bacteraemic UTI, defined as the same pathogenic organism isolated from blood and urine was included in stydy. The mean (±SD) duration of parenteral antibiotics for the 251 included infants was 7.8 days (±4 days). No infants had a relapsed bacteraemic UTI. Six infants (2.4%) had a relapsed UTI (without bacteraemia). The duration of parenteral antibiotics did not differ between infants with and without a relapse (8.2 vs 7.8 days, p=0.81).
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