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How common is urinary track infection in toddlers 1-1.5 yrs old? What are the causes?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Not very
Toddler girls are slightly prone to get utis as they approach toiet training age, <3%.
Train them to urinate with thighs spread to reduce risk. Toddler boys uncommonly develop utis. Utis are more common in baby boys up to 6-months-old, and most occur in the uncircumcised (4 -10 x more)+ is related to foreskin. Utis in toddler boys often related to anatomical abnormalities + should be evaluated.

In brief: Not very
Toddler girls are slightly prone to get utis as they approach toiet training age, <3%.
Train them to urinate with thighs spread to reduce risk. Toddler boys uncommonly develop utis. Utis are more common in baby boys up to 6-months-old, and most occur in the uncircumcised (4 -10 x more)+ is related to foreskin. Utis in toddler boys often related to anatomical abnormalities + should be evaluated.
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: 1% to 3%
In this age range, up to 3% of girls and 1% of boys will have utis.
The cause is bacterial growth in the urinary tract. Among boys in this age range, utis are more common amongst uncircumcised than circumcised boys.

In brief: 1% to 3%
In this age range, up to 3% of girls and 1% of boys will have utis.
The cause is bacterial growth in the urinary tract. Among boys in this age range, utis are more common amongst uncircumcised than circumcised boys.
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