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PO-0793 Study On The Determining Factors Favouring Urinary Tract Infections In Children
  1. C Singer1,
  2. P Stancu1,
  3. A Morosanu1,
  4. G Oancea2,
  5. C Cristea2,
  6. A Conea2,
  7. I Popescu2,
  8. B Dumitru2
  1. 1IInd Pediatric Clinic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Craiova, Romania
  2. 2IInd Pediatric Clinic, Universitary Emergency Clinical Hospital, Craiova, Romania

Abstract

Background and aims The study of the factors that are in favour and determine the urinary tract infections (UTI) in children hospitalised in Clinic II Paediatrics, SCJU Craiova, between 1.01.2012–31.12.2013.

Material and method 213 children: 48 (22, 5%) infants, 25 (11.7%) 1–3 years, 31 (14.6%) 3–6 years, and 109 (51.2%) > 6 years

Results UTI accounted for 4.4% of all hospital admissions.

Distribution by sex (M/F): Infant 33/15, 1–3 years 17/8, 3–6 years 14/17, > 6 years 27/82; medium of origin Urban/Rural: Infant 26/22, 1–3 years 11/14, 3–6 years 14/17, > 6 years 42/67.

Favouring factors – Urinary tract abnormalities: phimosis 13 cases, hydronephrosis 12, 11 with kidney stones, vesicoureteral reflux 5 children, and pielocaliceal duplication in 5 children, 4 with hypospadias, congenital kidney in 2; vulvovaginitis in 9; oxiuriaza in 8; constipation in 7; poor hygiene at 15.

Bacterial determinant factors: E Coli in 118, Proteus in 28, 25 with Klebsiella, Enterobacter in 13 Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 10; viral causes in 19 cases (acute viral haemorrhagic cystitis).

Conclusion 1. UTI were more common in males in infants and children :1–3 years and as for the females in children between 3–6 years and > 6 years;

2. E coli was the determining factor in over 50% of the cases.

3. Urinary tract anomalies favoured about ¼ of the cases.

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