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Factors associated with bacteremia in young infants with urinary tract infection.
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PMID:  24836755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most frequent severe bacterial infection in infants. Up to 31% of infants with UTI have bacteremia.
METHODS: We retrospectively identified all infants aged 0-2 months who were managed in our hospital with UTI during a 1-year period. Those with bacteremia were compared with those without bacteremia, according to the following variables: ethnicity, age, gender, white blood cell and polymorphonuclear counts, C-reactive protein, urinalysis and blood creatinine values as related to age-appropriate norms, imaging and outcome.
RESULTS: We identified 81 infants with 82 episodes of UTI. Most occurred in males (72.8%) and 35 (42.7%) were in infants of non-Jewish origin. In 14/81 (17.3%) of episodes, Escherichia coli was cultured from blood. In multivariate analysis, increased blood creatinine levels (P = 0.004) and non-Jewish origin (P = 0.006) were associated with bacteremia. Time to defervescence was significantly longer in bacteremic versus nonbacteremic children (P = 0.018). Duration of hospitalization was longer in bacteremic infants-10 (7-17) days in bacteremic versus 7 (1-14) days in nonbacteremic children (P < 0.001).
CONCLUSIONS: In infants aged 0-2 months with UTI, increased blood creatinine value at admission was associated with bacteremia. This value provides an additional clue on admission, independent of personal judgment, to help identify infants at higher risk for bacteremia, prolonged hospitalization and possible complications.
Diana Averbuch; Ran Nir-Paz; Ariel Tenenbaum; Polina Stepensky; Rebecca Brooks; Benjamin Z Koplewitz; Ari M Simckes; Dan Engelhard
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1532-0987     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  571-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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