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The Role of Renal Ultrasound in Urinary Tract Infection in Children

Sabih S. Mehdi

Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية
ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2004 Volume: 1 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 333-340
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

Abstract

To study the role of renal ultrasound in urinary tract infection in children, any child with proved urinary tract infection is examined clinically and sent for renal ultrasound and results were analysed. A total of 132 patients with urinary tract infection age 1 month — 14 years, 40(30%) patients were found to have urinary tract abnormalities on ultrasound and the commonest abnormality was renal stones and the commonest organism linked with renal abnormality was E Coli. Renal ultrasound is a useful tool to diagnose urinary tract abnormalities, however, it is not useful to detect renal scars and vesicoureteric reflux.