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Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Key Points About a UTI in Children

  • A urinary tract infection (UTI) is inflammation of part of the system that takes urine out of the body.
  • Most infections are caused by bacteria from the digestive tract. The most common is E. coli bacteria. These normally live in the colon.
  • Symptoms vary by age. They can include fever, need to urinate often, pain and crying.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Hans Pohl

Hans Pohl

Division Chief, Urology
Urologist
Co-director, Spina Bifida Program
Daniel Casella

Daniel Casella

Director, Urology Fellowship
Medical Director, Informatics for Surgery
Urologist
Nadia Kalloo

Naida Kalloo

Medical Unit Director, Prince George's County
Urologist
Aaron Krill

Aaron Krill

Director, Kidney Stone Surgical Program
Urologist
Rachel Selekman

Rachel Selekman

Associate Director, Ambulatory Telemedicine
Urologist
Physician Informaticist
Departments

Departments

Wetting, Infections, and Stooling Help (WISH)

We are dedicated to helping children overcome challenges with wetting problems and urinary tract infections in our WISH Clinic (Wetting, Infections, and Stooling Help).

Urology

At Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for disorders affecting reproductive and urinary organs.