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Are MCU test and DMSA scan important for UTI infections in babies?

Hi my baby is 10 months old. He had uti with psuedomonas aeruginosa bacteria growth heavy, greater than 1lakh. He was treated with piperacillin and amikacin antibiotics. After 21days Dr advised to take urine culture. Now bacteria growth is seen with moderate growth 40000. What treatment should be done for this? Dr suggested for mcu test and dmsa scan. Are those test mandatory for uti infection? Is this bacteria growth common in less than 1 yr baby? Thank you.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014
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HI...the initial infection you are quoting is UTI (Urinary tract infection) definitely. It was treated appropriately. But the repeat culture is not suggestive of UTI. NO treatment needs to be given right now.
Your doctor is right. MCU and DMSA tests are definitely indicated. Based on these tests your doctor will decide whether your baby needs regular preventive antibiotics till 2 years of age or not.
Please go ahead with your doctor's advice. You are in safe hands.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth

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Are MCU test and DMSA scan important for UTI infections in babies?

HI...the initial infection you are quoting is UTI (Urinary tract infection) definitely. It was treated appropriately. But the repeat culture is not suggestive of UTI. NO treatment needs to be given right now. Your doctor is right. MCU and DMSA tests are definitely indicated. Based on these tests your doctor will decide whether your baby needs regular preventive antibiotics till 2 years of age or not. Please go ahead with your doctor s advice. You are in safe hands. Regards - Dr. Sumanth