Urinary tract infections in the infant.


Journal Article (Review)

Urinary tract infection (UTI) in an infant may be the first indication of an underlying renal disorder. Early recognition and initiation of adequate therapy for UTI is important to reduce the risk of long-term renal scarring. Ampicillin and gentamicin are traditionally the empiric treatment of choice; however, local antibiotic resistance patterns should be considered. Maternal antibiotics during pregnancy also increase the risk of resistant pathogens during neonatal UTI. Long-term management after the first UTI in infants remains controversial because of lack of specific studies in this age group and the risk-benefit issues for antibiotic prophylaxis between reduced recurrent disease and emergent antibiotic resistance.

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Cited Authors

  • Arshad, M; Seed, PC

Published Date

  • March 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 17 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 25677994

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25677994

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9840

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clp.2014.10.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States