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January 28, 1983

Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Author Affiliations

Baylor College of Medicine Houston

JAMA. 1983;249(4):528. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330280070040

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Urinary Tract Infections in Children offers excellent, compact coverage of this subject for the practicing general pediatrician and family practitioner.

Characteristically, I thumb through a reference book reading parts of chapters that catch my eye, then examine it more thoroughly. This time, I found a book so enjoyable that it was a pleasure to read, cover to cover. Information offered is practical and well organized.

Topics include diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs), classification of UTIs, management of symptomatic UTIs, investigation and treatment of urinary tract disorders, management of asymptomatic bacteriuria, and discussion of the frequency-dysuria syndrome. The appendices offer fingertip information about specimen collection and examination and tests for renal concentrating capacity. Photographs, diagrams, and flow charts do not repeat but add to the text.

These 139 pages, inclusive of index and chapter-by-chapter references, are enclosed in a convenient, inexpensive booklet.