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What is a UTI

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WHAT IS A UTI?

Your child is said to have a urinary tract infection (or UTI for short) when bacteria (germs) grows in a properly collected urine sample. Your child usually will have 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. 117: What is a UTI written: 16/07/2004 last reviewed: 14/11/2020