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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 16, Issue 1, Aug 2015 pp 53-55
Urinary tract infection in children in Chennai- Mangadu area
Inayath Ali Badusha1, Sumathi2
1Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric, Sri Muthukumaran Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Chennai-600069, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
2Professor, Department of Microbiology, Muthu Kumaran Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Chennai-600069, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
Urinary tract infections are the most frequent bacterial infections. They occur most frequently in female children and uncircumcised male children.10% of female getting an infection yearly and 60% get infection in some point of their life. Recurrences are common. Infection occurs four times more frequently in female than male sex. Urinary tract infection affects 10% of people during childhood. It is necessary to have the spectrum of infecting bacteria and antibiotic sensitivity pattern in the particular area, so that the treating physician is capable of treating the disease easily. That is the reason the author has taken this topic. Introduction in United States of America, urinary tract infection accounts for nearly seven million office visits, and one million emergency department visits. One hundred thousand hospitalisation every year. The cost of these infections is significant in terms of lost time at work and cost of medical care. In united states, the direct cost of treatment is estimated at 1.6 billion U.S. Dollars yearly. Urinary tract infections have been described since ancient times with first documented description in the ebers papyrus to 1550 b. c., it was described by egyptians as: sending forth heat from the bladder”. Effective urinary tract infection treatment did not develop until the discovery of antibiotics in 1930. Before which time herbs, bloodletting and rest were re commended.