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Urinary tract infection, children

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection that occurs in the urinary tract (any part of the body used to make and get rid of urine).
Symptoms of UTIs in children
The symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) during childhood include fever, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Causes of UTIs in children
Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria that live in the digestive system.
Diagnosing UTIs in children
Children with the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) should always have their urine tested because an accurate diagnosis is important for treatment.
Treating UTIs in children
Urinary tract infection in children is treated with antibiotics. Paracetamol can also be used to relieve symptoms.
Preventing UTIs in children
It is not possible to prevent all urinary tract infections (UTIs) that occur in children, but you can often help to reduce their frequency.
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