Volume : IX, Issue : IX, September - 2019

Prevalence of urinary tract infection in febrile children admitted in pediatric wards in Government medical college, SRIKAKULAM

Dr G. Ratna Kumari, Dr Kannepalli Srinivas

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INTRODUCTION: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection in children with variable symptomatology. Urinary tract infection is the third most common bacterial infection in children in developing countries after those of gastrointestinal and respiratory tract MATERIAL AND METHODS: This hospital based observational study was conducted prospectively for one and half years between March 2017and Sep 2018 at government general hospital, pediatric ward, srikakulam. RESULT: A total number of 312 feile children fulfilling the inclusion criteria (n=312). In the study group, 65 children were diagnosed to have UTI, on basis of a positive culture test. There were 121 male children and 191 female children in the study group. There were 65 cases of UTI accounting for an overall prevalence of 20.83%. Out of 121 male children 23 had culture positivity (19%) whereas out of 191 female children 42 had culture positivity (21.98%). In the age group of 1–5 years 27 [19.85%] cases were culture positive. Among 6–12years 38 cases were positive [21.59%]. This difference is not statistically significant with p value 0.86. CONCLUSIONS :The prevalence of culture positive UTI in feile children presenting with a clinical features other than urinary tract symptoms is 16.28%, which represents a high yield .Most of the organisms isolated are sensitive to cefotaxime {75.38%}, amikacin{73.84%}, gentamycin{64.61%},ciprofloxacin{63.07%}.

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PREVALENCE OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN FEBRILE CHILDREN ADMITTED IN PEDIATRIC WARDS IN GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE, SRIKAKULAM, Dr G. Ratna kumari, DR Kannepalli Srinivas INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-9 | September-2019


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