ASSOCIATION BETWEEN URINARY TRACT INFECTION AND CHRONIC CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD
The bacterial infection in children is urinary tract infection (UTI) delay diagnosis and treatment lead to hypertension, kidney scar, and chronic renal failure. This study aimed to make the prevalence of UTIs in constipated children under 5 years old.
This cross-sectional study was done for 74 children less than 5 years old with chronic functional constipation at Hivi Pediatric Teaching Hospital in Duhok Iraq. In this study children with congenital anomaly, immunocompromised, cerebral palsy and unconscious patients were excluded.
The study showed the risk of UTI was 54.1%and the prevalence of UTI was significantly higher in females compared to males (62.96% vs. 30.00; P=0.0115), in patients with Dysuria (76.92% vs. 41.67%, P=0.0002), and frequency of urination (82.14% vs. 36.96%, P=0.0002). No association was found between UTI and age, fever, and abdominal pain.
Results of our study showed that chronic constipation have a significant impact on UTI, and children with chronic constipation have a higher risk of occurrence of UTI
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