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Posterior Prostatic Urethral Diverticulum As A Cause of Recurrent Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in An Infant: An Infrequently Seen Condition and Literature Review [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2016; 24(3): 99-101 | DOI: 10.5505/ias.2016.00821  

Posterior Prostatic Urethral Diverticulum As A Cause of Recurrent Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in An Infant: An Infrequently Seen Condition and Literature Review

Deepak Sharma, Chetan Kumar, Srinivas Murki, Oleti T. Pratap
Department of Neonatology, Fernandez Hospital, Hyderabad, India.

This study aimed to report a case of recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) with Escherichia coli in an infant, secondary to the prostatic urethral diverticulum. Neonatal UTI is a rare cause of late -onset sepsis with an incidence of 1.1% in term neonates. Recurrent UTI in infancy is often associated with vesicoureteral reflux. A prostatic urethral diverticulum is an extremely rare cause of recurrent UTI in neonatal age group. The infant in the present case was treated with intravenous antibiotics and discharged on oral antibiotics prophylaxis. The infant is in regular follow-up with no readmission for repeat UTI. This was a rare presentation of a prostatic urethral diverticulum in newborns/infants. Treatment involves antibiotic prophylaxis with regular urological follow-up.

Keywords: Antibiotic prophylaxis, late-onset sepsis, prostatic urethral diverticulum, urinary tract infection, voiding cystourethrogram


Deepak Sharma, Chetan Kumar, Srinivas Murki, Oleti T. Pratap. Posterior Prostatic Urethral Diverticulum As A Cause of Recurrent Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in An Infant: An Infrequently Seen Condition and Literature Review. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2016; 24(3): 99-101

Corresponding Author: Deepak Sharma, India


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