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Urinary Tract Infection - pre-referral guideline


    Initial work-up

    • Place the child on prophylactic antibiotics. Prophylaxis dose = Yu total daily dose.
    • Do notarrange a routine VCUG (voiding cystourethrogram).
    • Renal and bladder ultrasound may book in the Royal Children's Hospital.

    When to refer

    • Any child with documented febrile urinary tract infection.
    • Recurrent afebrile UTI (more than 3 in one year).
    • Associated hypertension or can't take blood pressure.

     Information needed

    • Clinic notes.
    • Urine culture documentation clean catch urine.
    • Place the child on suppressive antibiotics.
    • If renal and bladder radiology has been done at another facility, have patient bring films to appointment.
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    Clinical advice


    Switchboard - ask for Nephrology specialist
    consultant or registrar on call

    (03) 9345 5522

    RCH Emergency Department:

    (03) 9345 6139


    Booking enquiries 
    appointment rescheduling

    (03) 9345 5054

    (03) 9345 5072 

    Rural doctors only (03) 9345 6789 

    Admission enquiries

    General admission enquiries: (03) 9345 6172

    ED admission enquiries:

    (03) 9345 6477

    After hours / Switchboard:

    (03) 9345 5522


    Seriously unwell child: (03) 9345 7007

    RCH Drug info-line:

    (03) 9345 5208


    Paediatric Handbook (2009) Renal conditions and enuresis, Chapter 32 (pp546-566); Colin Jones and Annie Moulden; Eighth Edition, Blackwell Publishing. By the staff of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

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