Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in uncircumcised infants presenting in the pediatric floor of Faisalabad Medical University.
Circumcision is the commonest surgical procedure carried out on children. After evaluation of currently available studies and clinical trials the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks. Objectives: To determine the frequency of urinary tract infection (UTI) in uncircumcised infants presenting in the pediatric floor of Faisalabad Medical University. Study Design: Descriptive Cross Sectional study. Setting: Pediatric Ward, Emergency and OPD, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad. Period: July 2017 Dec 2017. Material & Methods: After Ethical Review, all male uncircumcised subjects were included with consent from the patients. Data regarding the disease, presenting complaints was collected after complete examination of the child. Age, weight, temperature, history of previous UTI, dysuria, and colour and urine was noted. Urine sample was collected in a sterile container with the help of the parents and sent to the lab for complete examination and culture. Relevant baseline investigation was also sent to the laboratory for examination. Results of the urine complete examination and urine culture were also noted. Results: In this trial, mean age was calculated as 6.81+2.44 months, mean temperature and weight of the infants was recorded as 99.26+1.06F and 7.06+1.85kgs respectively. Frequency of history of dysuria was recorded in 30% (n=30), frequency of previous history of UTI was recorded in 13% (n=13), frequency of UTI was recorded in 25% (n=25). Conclusion: We concluded that the frequency of urinary tract infection (UTI) is higher in uncircumcised infants; however, timely circumcision may reduce the risk of UTI. The current data is primary in our population which needs authentication through some other trials.