Amin Jan Gandapur, Abdul Hameed, Asghar A H.
Etiology and clinical profile of UTI in children.
J Med Sci Jan ;11(1):59-61.

A cross-sectional study was conducted at Department of Child Health, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar to review the clinical presentation of UTI, to determine the bacterial spectrum and antibiotic sensitivity. Children aged 1 month - 12 years with signs / symptoms suggestive of UTI were investigated by urine culture / sensitivity test. 54 confirmed cases with a colony count of >10e5/ml were included in the study. Common symptoms included fever (54%), failure to thrive (35%), vomiting (35%) and loose motions (30%), commonest sign was anemia (39%). Commonest pathogens found were E.Coli (57%), Citrobacter (17%), Proteus (11%). Maximum sensitivity was noted against Amikacin, Gentamycin, Cefotaxime & Co-amoxiclav.

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