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Why do Recurrent UTI's Matter?

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They do matter as your child may have recurrent illness associated with urine infection. They may also lose bladder control and have problems with wetting. In some children urine infections point to an abnormality of the urinary tract (see diagram right) that might need treatment. One such abnormality is a condition called 'vesicoureteric reflux' or reflux for short which we will tell you more about later in this booklet.

Diagram of Urinary Tract

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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. 118: Why do Recurrent UTI's Matter? written: 16/07/2004 last reviewed: 14/11/2020