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Health Topic:   Infectious diseases
Guidance:   Urinary tract infection in children
Description:   The summary of the published clinical guideline on Urinary tract infection in children. It links to the published guidance and key documents.

NICE implementation uptake reports

Implementation uptake report Assessment Published Date Coverage

External literature

External literature Assessment Coverage

Thayalan M et al (2011) Nicely does it: Are children with urinary tract infections being identified in A and E? Archives of Disease in Childhood

Description: A retrospective study, over 1 month, of case notes from three A&E departments in a region was conducted. A total of 2220 records were identified and all records reviewed. The 1122 children presenting with symptoms of UTI should have had a urine sample tested for infection. Results found that only 49% of children presenting with 4 common signs of UTI and 82% presenting with 5 or more symptoms, had a urine sample tested.

Doubts about or mixed impact in practice Regional

Platt, C. et al (2013) Primary and Secondary Care Multi-Site Audit of NICE Guidance on Urinary Tract Infections in Children Arch Dis Child 2013 98: A59-A60

Description: This study evaluated the implementation of guidance on urinary tract infection (UTI) in children. Data was retrospectively collected on 900 children across the UK in 2010. Results found that testing within the recommended time frame in cases of unexplained fever in children under 3 was poor (35% of cases in secondary care, 34% in primary care), though urinary dipstick testing as first line strategy for diagnosis was performed in 67% confirmed UTI cases in primary care and 75% in secondary care.

Doubts about or mixed impact in practice National

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