Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Ballaiya, Dr. Deepa Dinesh Joshi,Dr Chandrakant Kundlikrao Survase, Dr. Ragini


ASSESSMENT OF THE URINARY TRACY INFECTION PREVALENCE IN FEBRILE SUBJECTS OF AGE LESS THAN 5 YEARS: A PROSPECTIVE CLINICAL STUDY

Dr. Deepa Dinesh Joshi,Dr Chandrakant Kundlikrao Survase, Dr. Ragini Ballaiya

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1415-1421

Background: One of the most common reasons to visit OPD in subjects of age less than 5
years is fever. Very little attention is given to UTIs (urinary tract infections) as the cause of
fever compared to other infections getting more attention. Without evaluating UTIs
adequately, antibiotics are commonly given to children empirically. To minimize lifelong
morbidity and provide prompt treatment, identification of UTI in children with fever is vital.
Aims:The present study was conducted to assess the UTI prevalence in subjects of age under
5 years and to assess the validity of urine culture and urine analysis for diagnosing urinary
tract infection.