Fever without a source, think UTI first
Fever without a source, think UTI firstIn children aged older than 2 months, the pediatrician is often faced with the scenario of fever with no apparent source. Because symptoms in young patients are nonspecific and reliable urine samples require invasive testing, there can be a delay in both diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). This delay may be associated with increased risk of renal scarring and a longer duration symptomology for the young child.
Infection sessions to focus on antibiotic resistance, pre-Bx culturesBacteriuria, antibiotic resistance in children, and practical management of chronic pelvic pain are among key plenary and poster session topics in infection/inflammation to watch for at this year’s AUA annual meeting, according to Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.