Key Points About a UTI in Children
- A urinary tract infection (UTI) is inflammation of part of the system that takes urine out of the body.
- Most infections are caused by bacteria from the digestive tract. The most common is E. coli bacteria. These normally live in the colon.
- Symptoms vary by age. They can include fever, need to urinate often, pain and crying.
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Providers Who Treat Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Departments that Treat Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Healthy Urinary Guidance & Support Clinic
We are dedicated to helping children overcome challenges with wetting problems and urinary tract infections in our Healthy Urinary Guidance & Support Clinic.
At Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for disorders affecting reproductive and urinary organs.