Fillers A paper that changed my practice

A more helpful technique

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7231.377 (Published 05 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:377
  1. Alexander Williams, general practitioner
  1. Exeter

    Urinary tract infection in young children is an easy diagnosis to miss not only because of its unusual mode of presentation but also because of the difficulty in the collection of a urine sample. It is reported that around 3-5% of girls and 1-2% of boys will have a symptomatic urinary tract infection in childhood. In children under 2 this may be due to a structural abnormality that may lead to permanent scarring and eventually to hypertension or renal failure.

    Since Ahmad and colleagues …

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