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).