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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: sagree | 2004/11/22

Q.

blader infection

My 9yr old son has been diagnosed with blader infection after having high temperatures of 40deg(no other symptons) for the past 5 days.On our first visit(day 2) to doc,he was given Moxypen and lotem and for red throat&swollen glands,which did not help bring temp down. On 2nd visit,after urine test,the doc presc calpol, & purbac,saying blder infec was prob caused by dyhydration. How common is this in children?And how serious is this condition?Tomorrow is day 6. Should I trust this GP's diagnoses or should I go and see our Paed?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very uncommon for boys of this age to develop a bladder infection. If the symptoms persist it will have to be re-evaluated. If the GP has confirmed the bladder infection (with a urine culture that should have been routine) it will require further investigation after your child has responded to the anti-biotics. However, it is important to make a definite diagnosis, because what you describe sounds more like a viral infection.

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