Frequency of urinary tract infection in children with nephrotic syndrome.
Keywords:Children, Nephrotic Syndrome, Urinary Tract Infection
Objective: To Determine the Frequency of Urinary Tract Infection in Children Presenting With Nephrotic Syndrome. Study Design: Descriptive Cross Sectional Study. Setting: Department of Pediatrics, Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), Peshawar. Period: 16th July 2019 to 15th July 2020. Material & Methods: All children presenting with nephrotic syndrome were evaluated, detailed history was obtained and complete detailed examination were performed to exclude the confounders and possible bias in the results of this study. From all these children, mid-stream clean urine catch urine was obtained with strict sterile technique and the sample was to hospital laboratory to diagnose UTI. Data was analyzed by SPSS. Results: Of these 106 study cases, 69 (65.1%) were male patients while 37 (34.9%) were female patients. The mean age of this study population was 7.71±3.11 years. Mean Duration of Illness was 5.25±4.38 months and 52.8% had duration of illness up to 6 months. Of these 106 study cases, 70 (66.00%) mothers were illiterate and 36(34.00%) mothers were literate. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) was diagnosed in 27 (25.5%). Conclusion: Our Study results concludes that the frequency of urinary tract infection is very high (25.5%) in children with Nephrotic syndrome.
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