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J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1981 Jan;24(1):45-55. Korean. Original Article.
Jeong JY , Lee HJ , Ahn DH , Sohn KC .
Department of pediatrics, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Clinical and bacteriologicaql studies on 133 cases of urinary tract infection who were admitted to the Dept. of Pediatrics, NMC during the period of Jan. 1974 to Jan. 1979 were subjected in this study. The resultes were as follows : 1. Among the total 133 cases, 100 cases(75.2%) were male and 33 cases(24.8%) were female with sex ratio of 3:1. 2. The highest incidence(42.1%) was in children below the age of one year. The rate then decreased with age. 3. Seasonal incidence was relatively high in summer months, but seasonal difference was not significant. 4. Edema, signs of URI, vomiting, hematuria, failure to thrive and feeding problem were common clinical features. 5. Urinalysis disclosed proteinuria in 43 cases(32.3%), hematuria in 36 cases(27.1%) and pyuria in 26 cases(19.6%). 6. Hematological findings showed low hemoglobin in 40 cases(30.0%), leucocytosis in 31 cases(23.3%) and elevated ESR in 42 cases(31.6%). 7. IVP was performed in 13 cases, and 3 cases of them showed abnormal findings. 8. Nephrotic syndrome, acute glomerulonephritis, hyperbilirubinemia and sepsis were the common concurrent illnesses. 9. E. coli predominated as the infecting organisms(36.8%). It was most sensitive to ;gentamycin(83.7%) and cefamezine(77.8%)

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