Prevention of Renal Damage by Early Recognition of Urinary Tract Infections in Childhood
The ultimate goal of the care of children with urinary tract infections (UTI) is to prevent progressive renal damage with its consequences such as hypertension, complications of pregnancy, and end-stage renal disease. This will be a selected review of this subject, based mainly on an epidemiological study of the occurrence of acute, clinical pyelonephritis among children in a defined population and the long-term prognosis of these cases (Winberg et al., 1974, 1975).
KeywordsUrinary Tract Infection Renal Damage Vesicoureteral Reflux Renal Scarring Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
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