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What You Need to Know About UTIs in Children

Urinary Tract Infection in Children: Key Points

Key information about urinary tract infections in children includes the following:
  • Urinary tract infections affect about 3 percent of children in the United States every year.
  • A UTI in a young child may be a sign of an abnormality in the urinary tract that could lead to repeated problems.
  • Symptoms range from slight burning with urination or unusual-smelling urine to severe pain and high fever.
  • Untreated urinary infections can lead to serious kidney damage.
  • Talk to a doctor if you suspect that your child has a UTI.
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