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Clinical and epidemiological characteristics and frequent symptomatology of patients with urinary tract infections in a General Hospital in Paraguay during the year 2022

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María Leticia Marín Mundo ,
María Leticia Marín Mundo

Hospital General de Luque, Departamento de pediatría. Luque, Paraguay.

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Telmo Raul Aveiro-Róbalo ,
Telmo Raul Aveiro-Róbalo

Universidad del Pacífico, carrera de medicina. Asunción, Paraguay

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Abstract

Introduction: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are a global health problem affecting all ages.
Objective: The general objective of the present study focused on determining the clinical, epidemiological characteristics and the most frequent symptoms of patients with UTI in a General Hospital of Paraguay during the year 2022.
Methods: The clinical histories of patients who met the inclusion criteria were reviewed. Data were processed using Excel® and descriptive statistical techniques were applied.
Results: Out of 33 pediatric patient records. The 27.27% had some comorbidity, with bronchial hyperreactivity being the most frequent 6.06%. Regarding previous urinary tract infections, 90.91% did not have them. Regarding the germs isolated in the infections, 87.88% had no isolated germ, while 6.06% had E. coli and another 6.06% had K. pneumoniae. The most frequent clinical manifestations were vomiting with 33.33%, followed by decreased urination 21, 21% and inappetence with 24.24%.
Conclusions: Few patients had any comorbidity, with bronchial hyperreactivity being the most frequent. Regarding previous urinary tract infections, most of them did not have them. Regarding the germs isolated in the infections, most of them did not present isolated germs, while in few patients E. coli and others K. pneumoniae were isolated. The most frequent clinical manifestations were vomiting, followed by decreased urination and inappetence.

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Marín Mundo ML, Aveiro-Róbalo TR. Clinical and epidemiological characteristics and frequent symptomatology of patients with urinary tract infections in a General Hospital in Paraguay during the year 2022. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 17 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];3:689. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/689

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