case study Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common serious infections of early childhood. Babies can suffer from UTI's just like adults do, and often the only clear symptom is that your child runs a fever. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that builds up in the urethra. While oftentimes adults feel the discomfort of having to urinate frequently, babies may only show signs of this infection through fever. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics the most common symptom associated with UTI's in babies is fever. If you are aware of what to look for, however, you may be able to distinguish a few of the following symptoms, also. Check the odor of your baby's urine. If it has a bitter or foul smell, that may indicate a UTI. If you notice any blood in your baby's diaper, this probably indicates a UTI. If your baby cries for no apparent reason and may be running a fever, she could have developed a urinary tract infection. If she is has a poor appetite and/o

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INTRODUCTION Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common serious infections of early childhood. Babies can suffer from UTI's just like adults do, and often the only clear symptom is that your child runs a fever. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that builds up in the urethra. While oftentimes adults feel the discomfort of having to urinate frequently, babies may only show signs of this infection through fever. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics the most common symptom associated with UTI's in babies is fever. If you are aware of what to look for, however, you may be able to distinguish a few of the following symptoms, also. Check the odor of your baby's urine. If it has a bitter or foul smell, that may indicate a UTI. If you notice any blood in your baby's diaper, this probably indicates a UTI. If your baby cries for no apparent reason and may be running a fever, she could have developed a urinary tract infection. If she is has a poor appetite and/or is vomiting, she may have a urinary tract infection. If you suspect that your baby has an infection, contact your doctor. While you may not be able to completely eliminate the risk of your baby contracting a UTI, you can help lessen his chances by wiping him from the front to the back when you change his diapers. This is especially true when changing baby girls. Still, even with proper care, your baby could contract a UTI. With help from your doctor and lots of e

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