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Urinary Tract Infection in Children - What is a uti?

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We say that your child has a urinary tract infection (or UTI for short) when we grow bacteria (germs) in a properly collected urine sample. Usually your child will have had symptoms as well.

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Content compiled by members of the Children’s Renal & Urology Unit, QMC Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals.

The National Kidney Federation cannot accept responsibility for information provided. The above is for guidance only. Patients are advised to seek further information from their own doctor.

NKF Controlled Document No. 155: What is a uti? written: 06/05/2005 last reviewed: 14/11/2020