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Administration route of antibacterial therapy:
Choosing agents by patients:
The choice of agent is also based on local antimicrobial sensitivity patterns, and should later be adjusted according to sensitivity-testing of the isolated uropathogen.
Keep in mind: Delaying treatment in children with a febrile UTI for more than 48-72 hours increases the risk of renal scars.
The choice of antibiotics should be guided by good antibiotic stewardship.
These are variable between countries and moreover between hospitals. Local antibiotic protocols and web-based recommendations can guide the choice for type of antibiotic therapy.
Chemoprophylaxis is commonly used to prevent UTIs in children.
What to look out for:
Prompt adequate treatment of UTI can prevent the spread of infection and renal scarring
Children with bacteremia receive longer parenteral treatment.
Simple cystitis can be treated with 3-5 days of antibiotics
Treat febrile UTIs with four to seven-day courses of oral or parenteral therapy.