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Urinary Tract Infections

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: December 2001
Last Revision Date: April 2002

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is a urinary tract infection?

What causes a UTI?

Who can get UTIs?

What are the symptoms of a UTI?
Symptoms of a UTI are different depending on your child's age and where the infection is. Infections can either be in the lower tract or the upper tract.

Bladder/Lower tract infection

Kidney/Upper tract infection

Are UTIs contagious?

How are UTIs treated?

How long does a UTI last?

Can UTIs be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

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