Non-localizing Fever as Urinary Tract Infection in Children
Journal of Pediatric Nephrology,
Vol. 4 No. 1 (2016),
13 February 2016
Introduction: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the commonly diagnosed bacterial infections of childhood. However, fever without a localizing point often remains the diagnostic dilemma and not diagnosing UTI could have devastating result for an otherwise easily manageable entity.
Materials and Methods: All febrile children aged 2 months to 10 years without an apparent cause of fever were enrolled and evaluated for possible UTI.
Results: A total of 304 children were recruited; 140 were males and 164 females. Of 304 who had fever without any apparent signs, 40 had UTI. The prevalence of UTI was 13.2% in the study group.
Conclusions: Urinary tract infection presenting as fever without any focus was present in 13.2% of hospitalized patients favouring urine examination to rule out UTI in all febrile children without definite source of fever.
Keywords: Child; E Coli; Fever; Urinary tract infections.
- Urinary tract infection
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