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Association between urinary symptoms at 7 years old and previous urinary tract infection.
  1. A Hellström,
  2. E Hanson,
  3. S Hansson,
  4. K Hjälmås,
  5. U Jodal
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.


    The association between current micturition habits and previous urinary tract infection was analysed among 3553 school entrants aged 7 years by means of a questionnaire. A high incidence of urinary infection, confirmed by urine culture, was found (145 (8.4%) in the 1719 girls and 32 (1.7%) in the 1834 boys). There was a significant association between current symptoms that were suggestive of disturbed bladder function and previous urinary tract infection, but only among girls who were over 3 years of age at the time the first episode was diagnosed.

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