Clinical and laboratory characteristics of non-E coli urinary tract infections

S. Friedman, S. Reif, A. Assia, I. Levy*

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Comparison of the clinical and laboratory characteristics of infants and children with urinary tract infection caused by E coli (n = 107) or other pathogens (n = 32) yielded a significantly higher association of non-E coli disease with urinary tract anomalies, younger age, and previous antibiotic treatment. Underlying urinary tract anomalies were noted in 18 patients, of whom 14 (77%) were infected by non-E coli pathogens. The most frequent anomaly was grade 3-4 vesicoureteral reflux (50%), followed by hydronephrosis (22.7%), ureteropelvic junction obstruction (9%), hypospadias (4.5%), pinpoint meatus (4.5%), and dysplastic kidney (4.5%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-846
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2006


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