alexa Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection and vesicoureteral reflux in the neonate.


Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

Author(s): Baracco R, Mattoo TK, Baracco R, Mattoo TK, Baracco R, Mattoo TK, Baracco R, Mattoo TK

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Abstract Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common bacterial infection in febrile newborns, particularly those born prematurely and with a low birth weight. Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) predisposes to UTI and renal scarring. Half of neonates with UTI may have only low-grade fever or no fever. Jaundice in the absence of any other symptoms or signs may be the only clinical manifestation of UTI in neonates. The urinalysis may be negative in a significant number of neonates with UTI. Newborns with UTI have a high incidence of congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract anomalies, and hence should undergo renal imaging. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in Clin Perinatol and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

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