Prevalence of renal anomalies after urinary tract infections in hospitalized infants less than 2 months of age

L. Nowell, C. Moran, P. B. Smith, P. Seed, B. D. Alexander, C. M. Cotten, J. S. Wiener, D. K. Benjamin

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Abstract

Objective:Our aim was to determine the incidence of anatomical abnormalities after a urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants 2 months of age hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).Study Design:This was a retrospective, single-center cohort study of infants 2 months of age in the NICU with a UTI and documented renal imaging.Result:We identified 141 infants with UTIs. The mean gestational age and birth weight were 28 weeks and 1254 g, respectively. The most commonly identified pathogen was coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (28%, 44 of 156). A major abnormality was found on at least one imaging study for 4% (5 of 118) of infants. Major abnormalities were noted on 4% (5 of 114) of renal ultrasounds and 2% (2 of 82) of voiding cystourethrography examinations.Conclusion:Among infants in the NICU 2 months of age at the time of a UTI, the prevalence of major anatomical abnormalities is 5%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-285
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Renal abnormalities
  • Renal ultrasound
  • Voiding cystourethrography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Nowell, L., Moran, C., Smith, P. B., Seed, P., Alexander, B. D., Cotten, C. M., Wiener, J. S., & Benjamin, D. K. (2010). Prevalence of renal anomalies after urinary tract infections in hospitalized infants less than 2 months of age. Journal of Perinatology, 30(4), 281-285. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2009.147