Trattamento antibiotico della pielonefrite nei bambini. Prospettive attuali

Translated title of the contribution: Antibiotic treatment of pyelonephritis in children. Recent advances

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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bacterial infections in infancy, its prevalence being 5% in febrile infants (2 to 24 months of age). 10 to 20% of febrile UTIs may result in permanent renal damage (scar), whose long-term significance (hypertension or proteinuria) in previously normal kidneys remains unclear. A wide variety of antibiotic agents have been used, generally administered aggressively by intravenous route and for long periods (up to three weeks), to possibly prevent scar formation and/or sepsis complications. Recent studies suggest that children with febrile UTIs can be effectively treated with oral antibiotics such as cefixime or amoxycillin/clavulanic acid for 10 to 14 days.

Translated title of the contributionAntibiotic treatment of pyelonephritis in children. Recent advances
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

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