Korean J Urol.  1990 Jun;31(3):416-421.

Clinical Observation on Urinary Tract Tuberculosis in Childhood

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics and Urology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

A clinical observation was made on 16 cases of urinary tuberculosis under 15 years old from 1975 through 1989. During this period, the incidence of urinary tract tuberculosis in childhood does not seem to decrease and in some cases, the diagnosis was delayed because the tuberculosis is not considered at initial diagnosis. Past history of tuberculosis or present active tuberculous disease other organ system and family history of tuberculosis were noted in half of the cases. We concluded that the children with family history or past history of tuberculosis should be examined for the presence of urinary tract tuberculosis although they are free of symptoms, and that tuberculosis should be considered in children who had recurrent urinary tract infection, but with negative culture for nonspecific organisms.

Keyword

Urinary tract tuberculosis; Childhood

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Child
Diagnosis
Humans
Incidence
Tuberculosis*
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary Tract*
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