INTRODUCTION: Since initial antibiotic treatment in patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) is empiric, is very important to know the local epidemiology to make the correct therapeutical decisions.
OBJECTIVE: Determinate local features of antimicrobial resistance in pediatric patients with UTI.
METHOD: Retrospective review of urine culture tests of children under 15 years old, obtained in a pediatric emergency department in Valdivia, between February and December 2012.
RESULTS: Escherichia coli showed high percentage of resistance to ampicillin (44,8%) and first generation cephalosporin (36%).
DISCUSSION: A well understanding of local antimicrobial resistance profile is useful to a correct empiric treatment.
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Reference: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2014 Dec;31(6):757-8.
Article in Spanish.