Management of urinary tract infections in children: Authors' replyBMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1346-b (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1346
- Malcolm G Coulthard, consultant (Malcolm.Coulthard@nuth.northy.nhs.uk),
- Sue J Vernon, nurse practitioner1,
- Heather J Lambert, consultant1
- 1Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP
EDITOR—Jadresic is concerned that our nurse led study of general practice management of children with urine infection resulted in many children undergoing imaging but few kidney scars being found. Sandell also advocates investigating fewer children, as he believes serious disease is rare.
Their conclusions are misleading, however, because they ignore the …