SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.130 número10Infección micótica profunda en niños con cáncer, neutropenia y fiebre, en ChileAngina mesentérica: causa infrecuente de dolor crónico en paciente en hemodiálisis índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartir


Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

Resumen

ORELLANA B, Pilar et al. Risk factors for permanent kidney damage in children with urinary tract infection. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2002, vol.130, n.10, pp.1147-1153. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872002001000009.

Background: In children, urinary tract infection (UTI) is a very common disease, and can cause permanent kidney damage. Aim: To determine risk factors for permanent kidney damage, in children with UTI. Patients and methods: In 337 children with UTI (237 female, mean age 4,2 years) a static renal scintigraphy was performed to assess the presence of permanent kidney damage. The history of vesicoureteral reflux and number of episodes of UTI was obtained. Results: One hundred three children had a history of one episode of infection and the rest had recurrent infections. Permanent kidney damage was observed in 161 children (48%). This damage was observed in 39% of children of less than one year of age, in 43% of children aged 1 to 5 years of age and in 58% of children older than 5 years (p=0.02). Sixty three percent of 122 children with vesicoureteral reflux had permanent kidney damage, compared with 27% of children without this condition (p <0.001). Likewise, damage was observed in 36% of children with one episode of infection and 47% of children with recurrent infections (p <0.01). No gender differences were observed. Conclusions: Vesicoureteral reflux, recurrence of UTI and age are associated with permanent renal damage in children with UTI (Rev Méd Chile 2002; 130: 1147-53)

Palabras clave : Infection control; Kidney diseases; Urinary tract infections; Vesico-ureteral reflux.

        · texto en Español

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons