Febrile urinary tract infections in young children: recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and follow‐up
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Pediatrics, University of Parma, Parma, Italy 2: Division of Neonatology, Catholic University Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy 3: Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Department of Pediatrics, G. Martino Hospital, University of Messina, Messina, Italy 4: NICU and Puericulture Department, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy 5: Department of Pediatrics, Second University of Napoli, Napoli, Italy 6: Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Fondazione Ca’ Granda IRCCS, Milano, Italy 7: Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Meyer Hospital, Firenze, Italy 8: Pediatric Department, University Hospital, Udine, Italy 9: Department of Pediatrics, Institute for Child and Maternal Health, IRCCS Bo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy 10: Family Pediatrician, Padova, Italy 11: Pediatric Unit, Ospedali Riuniti, Foggia, Italy 12: Pediatric Unit, Hospital of Oderzo, Oderzo, Italy 13: Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Sant’Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
Publication date: 2012-05-01