Ahmed M, Moremi N, Mirambo MM, Hokororo A, Mushi MF, Seni J, Kamugisha E, Mshana SE. Multi-resistant gram negative enteric bacteria causing urinary tract infection among malnourished underfives admitted at a tertiary hospital, northwestern, Tanzania. Italian journal of pediatrics. 2015 Jun 19;41(41). 44 p. PMID: 26084628 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4472394
Infections are common complications occurring in malnourished childrenas a result of impaired immunity. Urinary tract infections (UTI) have been found to be the commonest cause of fever in normal children in developing countries. However, data regarding UTI among malnourished children is limited because in most of time severe and moderately malnourished children are afebrile despite significant bacteriuria.