View Full Version : UTI in newborn?
07-25-2005, 07:07 PM
My sister's 3 week old son was admitted to the hospital last night after getting a fever. They have diagnosed him with a UTI but said it is really uncommon in boys and so they have to do a bunch of diagnostics. They are predicting he'll have to be in the hospital at least a week.
Has anyone's else's newborn had this?
My sister asked her doctor for more info and a basic itenerary of everything that they are going to check and why, but she hasn't gotten it yet and is obviously very worried. I promised her I would see if any other parents had experienced this and what came out of it.
09-15-2010, 08:27 PM
Bumping this up...DS is 10 weeks old, and the pediatrician is pretty sure he has a UTI. We're waiting for the culture to come back definitively tomorrow, but he has already started antibiotics. Our dr. also said that this is uncommon in babies this young, so in two weeks he'll have to have a full kidney scan and a bunch of other invasive tests to see if there is some kidney abnormality :( He's not circumsized, which makes UTIs more likely (apparently! We didn't realize this when researching that decision!) so I hope that's all it is, but this is scary...anyone else go through this?
09-16-2010, 02:27 AM
Maybe it's urinary reflux. DD1 had that - see this thread (http://www.constantchatter.com/forum/showthread.php?20258-Primary-Vesicoureteral-Reflux-anyone&highlight=urinary+reflux) I posted about it. But her first high fever (IIRC) wasn't until 12 months, then another at around 18 months, and then it was diagnosed. It could be something else, too, though, of course.
I hope everything comes back okay from his labs.
09-16-2010, 08:42 AM
Thanks twinnyme! Still waiting to hear back on his labs but it was very helpful to read your thread.
09-16-2010, 01:25 PM
I'm in the other thread, too, one my of girls has urinary reflux and had her first UTI (that we know of) at 6 months. She had the VCUG and now has to have a DMSA (kidney nuclear scan) just to check if she had any scarring as a result of her initial infection.
I hope everything comes back clear!
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