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BTDMJB. 2010; 6(3): 97-102

The analysis of the patients with first urinary tract infections

Barıs Yılmaz, Ayça Vitrinel, Yasemin Akın, Gülay Çiler Erdağ, Turgut Ağzıkuru, Emine Yılmaz.

Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the demographic and clinical features, and radiologic findings of children between 0-14 years old with first urinary tract infection (UTI).
Material and Methods: Our study included 97 children admitted to our emergency and outpatient clinics, between 01/02/2004 to 03/06/2004. The cases were classified as group1 (1-12 months), group 2 (13-60 months) and group 3 (>60 months). Data belonging to this study were evaluated by using Ki-square and Kappa corelation tests in SPSS 13.0 software.
Result: Female/male ratio was 3,21. Mean age was 53,5±39,5 months (1-145 months). While patients in group 1 presented mostly with nonspecific symptoms like fever (62,5%) and irritability, older children presented with more specific symptoms like abdominal pain, polyuria, dysuria. Fever was found in 41,7% of patients younger than 1 years old. E. coli was the leading etiologic agent (78,4%) in all patients and was significantly high regarding to other pathogens in patients older than 1 years (p

Key words: Urinary tract infection, ultrasonography, voiding cystoureterography

Article Language: Turkish English

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