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Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
UTI is one of the most common medical conditions diagnosed in children, with young girls more likely to be affected than boys.
Cumulative incidence of urinary tract infection in children up to the age of 7 years.1
Additionally, many children who experience UTI will go on to be infected again, especially during the first 12 months following an initial infection.2 Studies suggest as many as one third of children with an initial UTI may experience recurrent infection.3, 4
- Orellana P, Baquedano P, Rangarajan V, et al. Relationship between acute pyelonephritis, renal scarring, and vesicoureteral reflux. Results of a coordinated research project. Pediatr Nephrol 2004; 19: 1122-1126.
- Panaretto K, Craig J, Knight J, et al. Risk factors for recurrent urinary tract infection in preschool children. J Paediatr Child Health 1999; 35: 454-459.
- McTaggart SJ. Childhood urinary conditions. Aust Fam Physician 2005; 34: 937-941.
- Mingin GC, Hinds A, Nguyen HT, Baskin LS. Children with a febrile urinary tract infection and a negative radiologic workup: factors predictive of recurrence. Urology 2004; 63: 562-565; discussion 565.