Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections

Diagnosis and Treatment

Maria Bitsori; Emmanouil Galanakis


Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2012;10(10):1153-1164. 

In This Article

Recent Guidelines

New guidelines for the management of UTI in children from NICE in the UK in 2007[101] and from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2011[12] challenged older views and advocated for a more selective and evidenced approach. The same attitude is reflected in national (Italy) and hospital (Royal Children's, Melbourne, Australia) guidelines that have been recently published.[13,102] The purpose of this article is to review the knowledge on diagnosis and treatment of childhood UTI and to discuss the changes that new guidelines have brought and the future perspectives.