NICE guideline: UTI in children and young people

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common bacterial infections in infants and children, but the presenting symptoms can be non-specific, making diagnosis difficult. This is particularly true of children aged less than 3 years, in whom collecting urine and interpreting results is not simple. Adapting clinical practice in line with the latest evidence and guidance on appropriate investigations and management can help to ensure patients always receive the best possible care.

This updated Guidelines summary covers diagnosis, follow-up, and the provision of information and advice for children, young people, and parents or carers. It includes updated advice on urine testing strategies in children aged under 3 years.

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