Urinary Tract Infections

Note

Cystitis or step down therapy from pyelonephritis.

Treatment should be guided by susceptibility testing

Bacterial Pathogen

Klebsiella sp.

Proteus sp.

Pseudomonas sp.

Duration of Therapy

7-10 days

First Line Therapy

Cotrimoxazole 6-12 mg TMP/kg per day divided bid

OR

OR

Cefixime 8 mg/kg per day q12-24h

Alternatives (in Order)

OR

OR

*Infants older than 1 month

*To be used in infections of the lower urinary tract only.