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When to further investigate UTI's in under fives

Approximately 6.3% of girls and 2.4% of boys will have been diagnosed with a UTI by the time they turn five. Misdiagnosis of the condition can result in unnecessary treatment or under treatment. A urine dipstick test to determine levels of nitrite and leukocyte esterase is a good way to obtain an initial diagnosis. If both LE and nitrate tests are negative and no infection is detected via microscopic analysis, then no further action needs to be taken. Further investigation may be required if the UTI recurs frequently. Further investigation can be done via cathertization and/or radiation.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Innovations Report

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Date: 15 December 2004

Source: Innovations Report


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