Pediatric urinary tract infections

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2006 Jun;53(3):379-400, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2006.02.011.


Pediatric urinary tract infections are common. These infections have been recognized as a source of acute morbidity and long-term medical consequences in adulthood. There are various risk factors and clinical presentations in children with urinary tract infections. The main objectives in management include prompt diagnosis, appropriate antimicrobial therapy, identification of anatomic anomalies, and, in select patients, long-term follow-up.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary / therapeutic use
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Bacterial Infections / drug therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Mycoses / drug therapy
  • Risk Factors
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / classification
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / diagnosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / prevention & control
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / therapy


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary