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Pediatría Atención Primaria

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MIRANDA MALLEA, Javier  and  GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, Paz. Antibiotic prophylaxis is unnecessary to prevent renal scarring after urinary tract infection in healthy children. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2019, vol.21, n.82, pp.203-206.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 1139-7632.

Authors’ conclusions

Antibiotic prophylaxis is not indicated for the prevention of renal scarring after a first or second symptomatic or febrile urinary tract infection in otherwise healthy children.

Reviewers’ commentary

Incidence of renal scarring after febrile urinary tract infection in healthy children is low, around 6%. There are not differences between prophylaxis and control groups, so prophylactic antibiotic therapy is not justified.

Keywords : Child; Antibiotic prophylaxis; Pyelonephritis; Urinary tract infections.

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