Assessment of clinical profile and risk factors of urinary tract infection in hospitalised children
Suprabhat Ranjan, Sheela Sinha
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 factor of urinary tract infection in children. This study was conducted at patna medical college hospital. All children aged 1 year to 12 years with a history of fever, clinical symptoms of UTI and positive urine culture with significant colony count were included in the study.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. Early initiation of treatment prevents most complications of UTI, so the importance of early diagnosis cannot be overemphasized.