Urinary tract infection in children (CG54)
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Urinary tract infection: diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of urinary tract infection in children
This NICE guideline is about the care and treatment in the NHS in England and Wales of babies, children and young people who are younger than 16 years with a urinary tract infection (UTI).
The advice in the NICE guideline covers the investigations and treatment that should be given to children younger than 16 years who have a UTI, and the information that should be offered to their families.
It does not look at:
- children who have already been diagnosed with any other kidney, bladder or urinary problems
- children whose immune system is not working properly
- children in intensive care units
- long-term management of repeated UTIs in sexually active girls.
- CG54 Urinary tract infection in children: NICE guideline (web format)
- CG54 Urinary tract infection in children: algorithm
- CG54 Urinary tract infection in children: search strategies
- CG54 Urinary tract infection in children: excluded studies
- CG54 Urinary tract infection in children: evidence tables
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: urinary tract infection in children
This page was last updated: 06 November 2013
- Web format
- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline (PDF)
- CG54 Haint yn y llwybr wrinol (UTI) mewn plant: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Urinary tract infection in children: implementation advice
- Urinary tract infection in children: slide set
- Urinary tract infection in children: online educational tool
- Spotting the sick child online learning resource (DH)
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