Urinary tract infection (UTI)
A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection in the urinary tract.
- Urinary tract infections aren’t very common in children who are not yet toilet trained, so if your baby has one, it’s important to do further testing.
- UTIs are more common in girls, because girls have a shorter urethra.
- Uncircumcised boys are more likely to develop a UTI than circumcised boys.
- Children with a complete or partial blockage in the urinary tract are more likely to develop UTI.
Ask your child’s doctor
Need more info about your child’s UTI? Looking for other parents dealing with the same condition? Talk to your child’s physician — he will be happy to help you get what you need.