Urinary tract infection prevalence in first year primary pupils in Jahrom,2002


Morteza PoorAhmad 1 , * , Seyed Ali Hashemi 2

1 Assistant professor, Departments of Internal Medicine, Jahrom Faculty of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.

2 Pathology, Jahrom Faculty of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.

How to Cite: PoorAhmad M, Hashemi S A. Urinary tract infection prevalence in first year primary pupils in Jahrom,2002, Hormozgan Med J. 2005 ; 9(2):e90354.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 9 (2); e90354
Published Online: July 16, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 07, 2004
Accepted: July 16, 2005


Introduction: Urinary tract infection (UTI) in one of the most common
infections of childhood. It distresses the child, concerns the parents, and may
cause permanent kidney damage. One study in Tehran reveals that the most
common cause of end stage renal disease and reflux nephropathy is chronic
pyelonephritis. Therefore, we need to know about the frequency of UTI in our
children. So we undertook this study to display the UTI frequency in the children
of Jahrom as a sample of Iranian children.
Methods: In this study cross-sectional, we choose 20 schools out of 69 schools in
Jahrom. 20 children were chosen, from those schools. Two midstream samples
were taken from each child and were tested for urine culture and urinalysis. After
collecting the information they were analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: We studied 387 children including 197 girls and 190 boys all of whom
were in the first grade of primary school. 6 girls (3%) and 3 boys (1.6%) had
positive culture with colony count above 105
/ml. This study reveals that there is a
significant correlation between significant urinary infection and the results of
urinalysis (P<0.0001).
Conclusion: With respect to our results, we can conclude that about 11646 boys
and 20360 girls in first grade of primary schools in our country may have urinary
tract infection.
We suggest that every child for registration in first grade of primary school must
do a urinalysis and urine culture test and after evaluation and urinary tract
infection the child must refer to physician for better evaluation and management.



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