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Urinary tract infection in young children (UTIs)

infection; kidney; urine; bladder; ;

The urinary tract means the bladder and kidneys, and the tubes running between them, and the tube from the bladder out of the body.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are fairly common in children. About 2% of boys and 8% of girls will have a urinary infection during their childhood. If infections happen often, they can cause damage to the kidneys.

To find or more about urinary tract infections in young children have a look at these topics on other Australian sites

The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (Victoria) 

Raising Children Network 

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