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Investigation of the rate of meningitis in association with urinary tract infection in infants 90 days of age or younger.
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PMID:  17919220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that urinary tract infections (UTI) in young infants are rarely associated with meningitis. METHODS: We undertook a review of the laboratory results from 322 infants, 90 days of age or younger, with an admission or discharge diagnosis of UTI or meningitis. The study was conducted in a tertiary paediatric hospital. The primary outcome measure was the incidence of coexisting urinary tract and cerebrospinal fluid sepsis. RESULTS: In total, 161 of the 322 (50%) infants with an admission or discharge diagnosis of UTI or meningitis were subsequently shown to have a culture-proven UTI. Of the children with a culture-proven UTI, 75 (47%) had cerebrospinal fluid obtained. We detected one case of probable bacterial meningitis in association with UTI. CONCLUSION: UTI is rarely associated with meningitis in infants 90 days of age or younger.
Peter J Vuillermin; Mike Starr
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1742-6731     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Australas     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-08     Completed Date:  2008-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101199824     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Australas     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  464-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Infant, Newborn
Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  microbiology,  physiopathology*
Patient Discharge
Pilot Projects
Risk Factors
Spinal Puncture
Urinary Tract Infections / diagnosis,  microbiology,  physiopathology*

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