A 28-year-old female asked:
7 month old had kidney infection- he's fine now and his kidneys look good on imaging. are there any long term effects from this serious infection?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Underlying cause?: The biggest issue when a baby has a urinary tract infection is to determine whether he has an underlying reason for the infection. Normal ultrasound imaging is reassuring. My other recommendation is to be alert for a recurrence. If this would happen other studies would need to be done to rule out reflux problems from the bladder to the ureter. This can cause recurrent infections.
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on variables: I rarely see this in males and then in 2 groups. Those that are not circumcised have a higher rate, as do those with abnormalities of the urinary tract. It seems the foreskin can trap urine and predispose to uti's in just under 1%.If urine travels backward toward the kidneys (reflux) during bladder emptying, there is also more risk. Your doc will monitor, for most it is a transient issue.
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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