Guidelines for management of children with urinary tract infection and vesico-ureteric reflux. Recommendations from a Swedish state-of-the-art conference. Swedish Medical Research Council

Acta Paediatr Suppl. 1999 Nov;88(431):87-9.


There are considerable variations in the management of children with urinary tract infection and reflux. These new guidelines were written after critical review of the literature, but are also based on clinical experience, since there are issues that have not been otherwise adequately studied. The aim is to limit renal damage and future complications, with minimal discomfort to the child, and to avoid unnecessary costs. The recommendations include increased attention to bladder dysfunction, shortening of the time of antibacterial prophylaxis and focus on renal development and function rather than on reflux.

Publication types

  • Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Disease Management*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / complications
  • Kidney Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Kidney Function Tests
  • Male
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Radioisotope Renography
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sweden
  • Technetium Tc 99m Dimercaptosuccinic Acid
  • Urinary Tract Infections / complications
  • Urinary Tract Infections / diagnosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections / therapy*
  • Urography
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / complications
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / diagnosis
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / therapy*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Technetium Tc 99m Dimercaptosuccinic Acid