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Urinary tract infection (UTI) in children

Sydney Children's Hospital


A urinary tract infection (UTI) is usually caused when germs (bacteria) get into the bladder or urethra. The germs most often come from the bowels (gut), or from poo which is on the skin and then gets into the urethra. This can happen to any baby and is not due to poor washing or changing. This UTI fact sheet highlights the causes, signs, symptoms, tests and treatments for UTI.

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