Bladder Infection

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Melissa Flores

Seriousness of Bladder Infections on Infants
I. Introduction A. (Attention Getter) UTI (unary tract infection) is the most common serious bacterial infection in childhood, in which is bacteria that travels up to the urethra into the bladder and multiply, resulting in an infection; many affected children, particularly infants, have severe symptoms Approximately 7 to 8% of girls and 2% of boys have a urinary tract infection during the first 8 years of life. B. (Reason to Listen) Antibiotic treatment of children with urinary tract infections has almost eliminated the risk of death, which was approximately 20% among children hospitalized for severe kidney infections in the early 20th century. Some 50 years ago, one study described scarring found in the functional tissue of the kidney in 210 of 597 children treated for recurrent urinary tract infections. Another study in that era reported on an 11-to-27-year follow-up of 72 children hospitalized for urinary tract infections; 18% had died, 8% had progressive kidney damage, and 22% had persistent untreated or recurrent infection. C. (Speaker Credibility) The North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies21 list primary diagnoses for 9854 children who had received transplants over the previous 20 years. D. (Preview) 1. First, I will discuss what’s the long term consequences a UTI can have if left untreated. 2. Second, I will cover the cause of a UTI. 3. Third, I will talk about how prevention of a bladder infection.
II. Body A. (Significance) Newborn infants have a higher risk of kidney damage from a UTI, which can later result to kidney failure in severe cases and possibly death, if the bladder infection is left untreated. 1. Sub-point Approximately 60% of children with febrile urinary tract infections, if evaluated during or just after the…...

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