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Uti in infants cause ?

Uti in infants cause
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See below: The most common cause is e.Coli bacteria from the intestinal tract, which is the same as in older children, teens, and adults. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


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Does wearing diaper cause UTI in infants?

Does wearing diaper cause UTI in infants?

Ped. uti: No, but if your child is having utis and especially fever producing utis, you should see a urologist. Some special studies seem indicated to rule out congenital abnormalities such as vesico-ureteral reflux. ...Read more

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What to do about infant with fever/uti- please help?

What to do about infant with fever/uti- please help?

Cause of UTI: Try and figure out the infection that is causing the urinary tract infection by taking a clean catch urine sample. Once the infection is known, specific therapy aimed at that infection can be started. ...Read more

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3 mo infant with bilateral hydronephrosis. Severe in left. Progressing to moderate in right. Uti at 2 wks. What could debris on latest us indicate?

3 mo infant with bilateral hydronephrosis. Severe in left. Progressing to moderate in right. Uti at 2 wks. What could debris on latest us indicate?

Needs close F-up: This infant needs the expertise of pediatric nephrologist and urologist. Obstructive uropathies, i.e., posterior urethral valve, severe vesicoureteral reflux are among the top list of possibilities. ...Read more

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Infant son was diagnosed with a UTI using urine collected with a catheter. The results showed e.Coli count of 100, 000 cfus/ml. Is this a lot?

Yes: Girls get uti's more than boys because their urethra is shorter. However, as infants, boys also have shorter urethras. It is important that the infection gets treated and a repeat urine sample shows no bacteria. Also, make sure diapers get changed quickly so bacteria dont get a chance to cause infection. If your son has recurrent uti's then there may be a problem that a specialist could handle. ...Read more

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How would i know if my baby has uti?

Good question: ? Foul smelling urine, baby might cry with urination, be febrile (all babies who develop a fever of >101f should have their urine checked. Baby's lower abdomen (over bladder) may be tender also the flanks. Baby will have pain if you tap over back of lower rib cage on either side if UTI has reached kidneys. Have dr. Test a bagged urine specimen, if -ve no uti, if +ve confirm w. Catheter specimen. ...Read more

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Will UTI hurt unborn baby?

Will UTI hurt unborn baby?

Not necessarily: I assume you mean a UTI you have. Other than increase the risk of premature labor, your UTI is rather isolated from baby and does not pose an infection risk. The meds you will take for the UTI are fine to take in pregnancy, if you tell the doc you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Does catheter have to be used in baby w/ third UTI for culture if was used 4 1st uti. 1 bag contaminindicated showed white cells? 2nd bag culture -

Does catheter have to be used in baby w/ third UTI for culture if was used 4 1st uti. 1 bag contaminindicated showed  white cells?  2nd bag culture -

No, if baby's fine: If a baby is all fine, parents can find a private doctor who can carefully clean the genital area, stick on a urine bag, wait to collect the fresh pee, separate it into the proper containers, and send it to the lab. If negative, the result is valid. If positive with a single bacteria, the result may still be valid. If the result is uncertain, a catheter can be used to repeat the urine culture. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can UTI also infect the baby?At 38wks

Hello docs. I was wondering can UTI also infect the baby?At 38wks

Probably Yes: Uti can affect your baby if you have high fever or become septic or by not treating it in time..You should have your f/p or OB to treat or care for you asap for any complaint during late prenancy. Good luck. ...Read more