UTI - children; Cystitis - children; Bladder infection - children; Kidney infection - children; Pyelonephritis - children
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary tract. This article discusses UTIs in children.
The urinary tract includes the:
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can occur when bacteria find their way into the bladder or the kidneys. These bacteria are normally found on the skin around the anus or sometimes around the vagina.
Normally, there are no bacteria in the urinary tract itself. However, certain things can make it easier for bacteria to enter or stay in the urinary tract. These include:
UTIs are more common in girls, especially around age 3 when they first begin toilet training. In boys who are not circumcised, the risk for UTIs is slightly higher before the first birthday.
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