Urinary tract infections in children with vesicoureteral reflux less likely with antibiotic
(dailyRx News) A urinary tract infection in a child can become very serious if not treated. Those who repeatedly experienced UTIs with a fever may have an underlying condition.
A recent study found that providing preventive antibiotics to children with one underlying condition — called vesicoureteral reflux — reduced their risk of developing another UTI.
The antibiotic actually cut children’s risk in half of developing another UTI if they had already had one UTI and vesicoureteral reflux.
Vesicoureteral reflux is a condition in which the urine flows abnormally from the bladder to the upper urinary tract.
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