Update information

Update information

July 2022: We have reviewed the evidence and made new recommendations on diagnosis for babies, children and young people under 16 with suspected urinary tract infections. We have also added a recommendation on collecting urine before children and young people have antibiotics, in the section on urine collection. These recommendations are marked [2022]. Recommendations have also been amended to improve clarity and structure and are marked either [2007, amended 2022] or [2017, amended 2022].

October 2018: Recommendations 1.2.5 and 1.2.6 have been amended to bring them in line with the NICE guidelines on pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing and urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing, respectively.

September 2017: We reviewed the evidence on urine-testing strategies for babies and children under 3 years and updated recommendations in the section on urine testing.

Minor changes since publication

May 2023: We added a link under recommendation 1.1.9 to NICE's guideline on child maltreatment. This was as a result of the 2023 surveillance decision.

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