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Vol. 21 - Num. 82

Evidence based Pediatrics

Antibiotic prophylaxis is unnecessary to prevent renal scarring after urinary tract infection in healthy children

Javier Miranda Malleaa, Paz González Rodríguezb

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospitales Vithas Nisa 9 de Octubre y Virgen del Consuelo. Valencia. Hospital Rey Don Jaime. Castellón. España .
bPediatra. CS Barrio del Pilar. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: J Miranda . E-mail: doctormiranda@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Miranda Mallea J, González Rodríguez P. Antibiotic prophylaxis is unnecessary to prevent renal scarring after urinary tract infection in healthy children. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2019;21:203-6.

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Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: antibiotic prophylaxis is not indicated for the prevention of renal scarring after a first or second symptomatic or febrile urinary tract infection in otherwise healthy children.

Reviewers’ commentary: incidence of renal scarring after febrile urinary tract infection in healthy children is low, around 6%. There are not differences between prophylaxis and control groups, so prophylactic antibiotic therapy is not justified.

Keywords

Antibiotic prophylaxis Child Pyelonephritis Urinary tract infections

 

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