In a recent report of 100 infants less than 8 months of age with urinary tract infection, it was noted that 95% of the male infants were not circumcised.1 The authors speculated from this observation that the uncircumcised male infant may have an increased susceptibility to urinary tract infection, but commented that the incidence of urinary tract infection in uncircumcised compared with circumcised infants was unknown. We report the results of a study documenting the incidence of unnary tract infection during the first year of life in a large cohort of infants born at our institution over an 18-month period and we also document the incidence of urinary tract infection in circumcised compared with uncircumcised male infants.
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Experience and Reason| May 01 1985
Decreased Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections in Circumcised Male Infants
THOMAS E. WISWELL;
FRANKLIN R. SMITH;
Pediatrics (1985) 75 (5): 901–903.
THOMAS E. WISWELL, FRANKLIN R. SMITH, JAMES W. BASS; Decreased Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections in Circumcised Male Infants. Pediatrics May 1985; 75 (5): 901–903. 10.1542/peds.75.5.901
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