Urinary tract infections in children: treatment

Urol Clin North Am. 2004 Aug;31(3):527-34, x. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2004.04.013.


Urinary tract infection is a frequent diagnosis in children who are referred to the urologist. Infections vary in scope and severity, warranting thoughtful consideration of appropriate therapy. Infections of the genitourinary system may include bacterial,viral, fungal, or parasitic microorganisms. Adequate therapy requires rapid detection and control of these conditions to prevent pyelonephritic renal scarring and its sequelae.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / drug therapy
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cystitis / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Pyelonephritis / therapy
  • Schistosomiasis / therapy
  • Urinary Tract Infections / microbiology
  • Urinary Tract Infections / therapy*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents