Bladder Infection Essay

970 Words May 1st, 2015 4 Pages
Melissa Flores

Seriousness of Bladder Infections on Infants
I. Introduction A. (Attention Getter) UTI (unary tract infection) is the most common serious bacterial infection in childhood, in which is bacteria that travels up to the urethra into the bladder and multiply, resulting in an infection; many affected children, particularly infants, have severe symptoms Approximately 7 to 8% of girls and 2% of boys have a urinary tract infection during the first 8 years of life. B. (Reason to Listen) Antibiotic treatment of children with urinary tract infections has almost eliminated the risk of death, which was approximately 20% among children hospitalized for severe kidney infections in the early 20th century. Some 50 years ago,
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Infants and young children seem to be at higher risk for this since it’s hard to detect the infection in the first place because infants can tell us. 2. Sub-point another complication and widespread infection caused by UTI is called, sepsis Sepsis is an extreme immune system response to an infection that has spread throughout the blood and tissues. Severe sepsis, also called septic shock, often causes extremely low blood pressure, which limits blood flow to the body and can result in organ failure and death Infants and young children seem to be at higher risk for this complication. (Transition)While it’s very important to understand and have knowledge of the horrible truth of the long term consequences of UTI, it’s good to know what can cause the infection. B. (Inherency) most urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra and travel up the urinary tract camera.gif. Bacteria that normally live in the large intestine and are present in stool (feces) are the most common cause of infection. 1. sub-point Bacteria buildup can occur by not properly wiping the bottom after a bowel movement then the Bacteria may get into the urethra and cause a UTI. 2. sub-point Constipation, not completely emptying the bladder. This can cause bacteria to build up in urine. Problems with the structure or function of the urinary tract commonly

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