Cystourethrography in the first urinary tract infection at age groups above and bellow 5 years


Sh Vazirian 1 , * , SA Seiyedzade 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Vazirian S, Seiyedzade S. Cystourethrography in the first urinary tract infection at age groups above and bellow 5 years, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2003 ; 7(1):e81200.


Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 7 (1); e81200
Published Online: June 19, 2003
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 15, 2003
Accepted: June 15, 2003


Introduction and Objectives: Urinary tract infection (UTI)  is one of the most important diseases among children and young infants. Imaging evaluations in pediatric UTI is done to determine predisposing factors and high-risk children. We evaluated two pediatric groups (younger and older than 5 years) with first UTI  and normal ultrasonography of urinary tract, to determine the rate of VUR.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 104 of 320 children were studied using Cystourethrography. The results were compared in patients younger or older than 5 years.

 Results:  21 (21.2% ) and 83 (79.8%) patients were older or younger than 5 years. VUR was seen  in 4 (19%) and 18 (21.7%) of  the older and younger groups, with no statistically significant difference between the two groups.  

Discussion: Probably VCUG has significant importance  in radiologic evaluation of the first UTI of the children older than 5years old, and in presence of normal ultrasonography. We recommend additional studies.


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