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Urinary tract infection in small children: aspects of bacteriology, vesicoureteral reflux and renal damage


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Title: Urinary tract infection in small children: aspects of bacteriology, vesicoureteral reflux and renal damage
Authors: Swerkersson, Svante
E-mail: svante.swerkersson@gu.se
Issue Date: 2-May-2016
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Clincial Sciences. Department of Pediatrics
Parts of work: I. Swerkersson S, Jodal U, Sixt R, Stokland E, Hansson S. Relationship among vesicoureteral reflux, urinary tract infection and renal damage in children. J Urol. 2007;178: 647-51.
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II. Swerkersson S, Jodal U, Åhrén C, Hansson S. Urinary tract infection in small outpatient children: the influence of age and gender on resistance to oral antimicrobials. Eur J Pediatr. 2014;173: 1075-81.
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III. Swerkersson S, Jodal U, Åhrén C, Sixt R, Stokland E, Hansson S. Urinary tract infection in infants: the significance of low bacterial count. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016;31: 239-45.
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IV. Swerkersson S, Jodal U, Sixt R, Stokland E, Hansson S. Urinary tract infection in small children: the development of renal scarring over time. Submitted
Date of Defence: 2016-05-20
Disputation: Fredagen den 20 maj 2016, kl 13.00, föreläsningssalen Tallen, Drottning Silvias barn- och ungdomssjukhus, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Children
Urinary tract infection
Vesicoureteral reflux
Renal damage
Bacterial count
Recurrence
Antibiotic resistance
Urine sampling
Abstract: Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a prevalent bacterial infection in children. The diagnosis is based on growth of bacteria in urine specimen and treatment is chosen out of knowledge of the present antimicrobial resistance situation. Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a well-known risk factor for UTI in children. Besides acute discomfort of UTI, long-term consequences associated with renal damage may occur. Research questions: What is the relation between UTI, VUR and renal damage? How h... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9793-2 (pdf)
978-91-628-9792-5 (print)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/41837
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