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Incidence of Urinary Tract Infection in Children and Young People with Neurological Disorders


Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (LUTD) describes disorders of micturition, in the absence of neurological disease or obstructive urinary tract pathology. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is characterized by bacterial invasion and multiplication, affecting the kidneys and urinary tract. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of subclinical urinary tract infection in 25 children and young people from University of Marilia, with neurological disorders by urine collection and examination. The results showed that 8.33% of patients with cerebral palsy were positive for the urine culture test, with Klebsiella sp being the identified agent; while among patients with other syndromes, 16.67% were positive in the urine culture test for the agents Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli. It was concluded that care, as well as attention to the initial symptoms of urinary tract infections in children and young people with neurological disorders, are extremely important, as they are determinant for a quality of life for these patients who, in most cases, have cognitive limitations, motor and communication aspects regarding the need to urinate.

Aline Marzola De Rezende1, Francisco de Agostinho Júnior2 , Paula Cristina Cola1, Daniel De Bortoli Teixeira1, Isabela Bazzo Da Costa2*, Lara Cristina Casadei Ubeda2, Elizandra Aparecida De Oliveira Lopes, Paulo Cezar Novais2

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