Arch Dis Child 68:235-236 doi:10.1136/adc.68.2.235
  • Research Article

Compliance with antibiotic prophylaxis in urinary tract infection.

  1. A R Smyth,
  2. B A Judd
  1. Royal Liverpool Childrens Hospital, Alder Hey.


      Compliance with antibiotic prophylaxis after urinary tract infection was assessed in 32 children, using a parent questionnaire, and a urine test for antibacterial substances. In 31 (97%) cases, parents reported giving the antibiotics every day but only 22 (69%) of urine tests were positive. Failure to understand the reasons for prophylaxis and non-compliance were significantly associated.