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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are an illness of the kidneys or bladder caused by a germ. UTIs happen when germs enter the bladder or the kidneys. UTIs are easily treated but can cause problems if left alone.
A risk factor is something that increases your chance for getting an illness. These things can increase your child’s chance of getting a UTI:
Your doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and past health. They will do a physical exam. Tests will include:
Talk to your doctor about the best treatment for your child. Treatment options include:
The doctor may want to see how your child’s urinary tract looks by doing a test.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has made suggestions for how doctors should treat the first UTI in children aged 2-24 months. They recommend these children have an ultrasound. A VCUG is advised ONLY if there is a problem seen on the ultrasound.
Seek care or call your doctor if:
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