Urinary Tract Infections in Children: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 11/12/2019

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children are infections of the urinary tract including the urethra, bladder, or kidneys.

Characteristic symptoms of a urinary tract infection include

Associated symptoms that can occur in children with a urinary tract infection can include

Cause of urinary tract infections in children

Bacterial infections are the most common cause of UTIs in children. Recurrent or repeated urinary infections in children may suggest abnormalities of the urinary tract.

Other urinary tract infections in children symptoms


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