Urosepsis

  • G. Abuazza
  • C. Nelson

Core Messages

  • The development of bacteremia from a urinary focus is called urosepsis.

  • Urosepsis as a result of urinary tract infection (UTI) is commonly caused by Gram-negative bacteria.

  • Early identification and treatment of urosepsis in infants and children is very crucial.

  • Urosepsis can lead to systemic symptoms that may result in multiorgan failure.

  • Patients with urosepsis who have systemic symptoms are best managed in the intensive care setting.

  • Optimum management of urosepsis requires collaboration between several subspecialties.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Abuazza
    • 1
  • C. Nelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric NephrologyUniversity of Kentucky Children's HospitalLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Infectious DiseasesUniversity of Kentucky Children's HospitalLexingtonUSA

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