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The Pediatric Forum
April 2006

Cranberry Therapy for Children's Urinary Tract Infections

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(4):451-452. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.4.451-b

In “Reevaluating Antibiotic Therapy for Urinary Tract Infections [UTIs] in Children” Yared and Edwards suggest that “pediatricians should thoughtfully reexamine their practice of prescribing prophylactic antibiotics; this practice further contributes to antibiotic pressure and resistance.”1(p993) I concur. So do many families. In fact, many families turn to home remedies such as cranberry juice to prevent recurrent UTIs, often without discussing this therapy with their physician.2

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