Febrile urinary tract infections in young children: Recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Anita Ammenti, Luigi Cataldi, Roberto Chimenz, Vassilios Fanos, Angela La Manna, Giuseppina Marra, Marco Materassi, Paolo Pecile, Marco Pennesi, Lorena Pisanello, Felice Sica, Antonella Toffolo, Giovanni Montini

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Abstract

We report the recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, imaging evaluation and use of antibiotic prophylaxis in children with the first febrile urinary tract infection, aged 2 months to 3 years. They were prepared by a working group of the Italian Society of Pediatric Nephrology after careful review of the available literature and a consensus decision, when clear evidence was not available. Conclusion: These recommendations are endorsed by the Italian Society of Pediatric Nephrology. They can also be a tool of comparison with other existing guidelines in issues in which much controversy still exists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-457
Number of pages7
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Volume101
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Diagnosis
  • Febrile urinary tract infection
  • Prophylaxis
  • Vesico-ureteral reflux

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Ammenti, A., Cataldi, L., Chimenz, R., Fanos, V., La Manna, A., Marra, G., Materassi, M., Pecile, P., Pennesi, M., Pisanello, L., Sica, F., Toffolo, A., & Montini, G. (2012). Febrile urinary tract infections in young children: Recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, 101(5), 451-457. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02549.x