Urinary Tract Infections in Children (cont.)
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Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra and travel up the urinary tract. Bacteria that normally live in the large intestine and are present in stool (feces) are the most common cause of infection. Sometimes bacteria traveling through the blood or lymphatic system to the urinary tract are the cause of kidney or bladder infections.
The ways that bacteria buildup can occur include:
Problems with the structure or function of the urinary tract commonly contribute to UTIs in infants and young children. Problems that limit the body's ability to eliminate urine completely include:
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