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Prevalence of urinary tract infection in acutely unwell children in general practice: a prospective study with systematic urine sampling.

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BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) in children may be associated with long-term complications that could be prevented by prompt treatment. AIM: To determine the prevalence of UTI in acutely ill children ≤ 5 years presenting in general practice and to explore patterns of presenting symptoms and urine sampling strategies. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective observational study with systematic urine sampling, in general practices in Wales, UK. METHOD: In total, 1003 children were recruited f...

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10.3399/bjgp13x663127

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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
63
Issue:
607
Pages:
e156-e164
Publication date:
2013-02-05
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:78e65e97-aaf4-4152-a968-83aca56a9ae5
Source identifiers:
418150
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pubs:418150

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