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The role of overweight and obesity in urinary tract infection in children

Mahyar, Abolfazl and Ayazi, Parviz and Gholmohammadi, Parisa and Moshiri, Seyed Alireza and Oveisi, Sonia and Esmaeily, Shiva The role of overweight and obesity in urinary tract infection in children. Le Infezioni in Medicina.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the relationship between overweight/obesity and UTI in children. A comparison was made, in terms of overweight and obesity, between 135 children with UTI (case group) and 135 healthy children (control group). UTI was diagnosed through urine culture. Dimercaptosuccinic acid renal scanning (DMSA) was also used to distinguish between lower UTI and acute pyelonephritis. Overweight and obesity were determined based on standard body mass index (BMI)curves. There were 12 (8.8%) overweight and 26(19.2%) obese children in the case group. Four (3.0%)SummaRY overweight and five (3.7%) obese children were found in the control group. There was a significant difference between the two groups regarding overweight and obesity frequencies. However, no such difference existed between children with cystitis and acute pyelonephritis. This study showed a significant relationship between overweight/obesity and UTI. Therefore, overweight and obesity may play a role in the pathogenesis of UTI in children. Keywords: overweight, obesity, cystitis, acute pyelonephritis, children.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > research center > Metabolic
Depositing User: pr Metabolic diseases research
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 08:09
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 08:12
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5039

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