Urinary tract infection in children
The Evidence Update on urinary tract infection in children was published by NICE in October 2013. It includes commentary from the EUAG on 19 new articles (relevant to NICE clinical guideline 54), covering the following topics:
•Risk factors for urinary tract infection, methods for urine collection, and laboratory tests for C-reactive protein.
•Antibiotic treatment and prophylaxis, use of methylprednisolone for renal scarring, and the effects of cranberries.
•Ultrasound, dimercaptosuccinic acid scintigraphy scanning, imaging algorithms detection of vesicoureteric reflux, and imaging and management of atypical urinary tract infections.
•Surgical management of vesicoureteric reflux.
•Follow-up of children who have had a urinary tract infection.