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September 1970

Suprapubic Aspiration of Urine in the Mentally Retarded Child

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(3):237-240. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100080121011

Suprapubic aspiration was easily performed in a group of 32 mentally retarded children, and it obviated the difficulties with contamination inherent in bag urines. Supra-pubic aspiration is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and follow-up of urinary tract infections that may arise in mentally retarded children.