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Urinary Tract Infections Presenting with Jaundice
  1. S. H. Ng,
  2. J. R. Rawstron

    Abstract

    Six cases are presented in which jaundice was the prominent feature in acute urinary tract infection. 4 of the 6 cases had positive blood cultures. The source of the infection could not be traced, but all were male infants of social grade V families, and poor hygiene was a common factor. Appropriate antibiotics were given early in the course of the disease, and the infection and jaundice cleared; there were no sequelae. The jaundice was due mainly to hepatocellular impairment, with varying degrees of haemolysis and cholestasis. A comprehensive bacteriological examination is recommended in any case presenting with jaundice and pyrexia.

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