A urinary tract infection is a common condition among children when bacteria gets into the bladder and possibly into the kidneys, Dr. Irene McAleer, a CHOC Children’s urologist, tells “American Health Journal.”
Symptoms depend on the child’s age: An infant may have a low-grade fever, be fussy and not feed, while an older child may complain of when urinating, says Dr. McAleer.
Learn more about diagnosis and treatment of this condition in “American Health Journal,” a television program that airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households.
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Irene McAleer, M.D., earned her medical degree at Ohio State University. She performed her internship at Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif., and her urology residency at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Dr. McAleer served her pediatric urology fellowship at UC San Diego.
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