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Comment & Response
July 6, 2020

Perspectives on Urinary Tract Infection and Race

Author Affiliations
  • 1American Academy of Pediatrics, Itasca, Illinois
JAMA Pediatr. Published online July 6, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1165

To the Editor In January, JAMA Pediatrics published a commentary by Kowalsky et al1 that addressed the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2011 clinical practice guideline (CPG) (reaffirmed in 2016) for the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection in infants and young children with fever.2 On behalf of the AAP Board of Directors, I want to begin by thanking Kowalsky et al1 for their careful review of the CPG and for their acknowledgment and application of the AAP 2019 policy statement on the effects of racism on child and adolescent health.3 As specified in the statement, “failure to address racism will continue to undermine health equity for all children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families.”3(p1-2)