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Urinary Tract Infections Program

Overview

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused when bacteria overcomes the body's natural defenses and causes an infection. The main types of UTIs that the experts in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Floating Hospital treat include: 
  • Cystitis - a bladder infection 
  • Pyelonephritis - a kidney infection
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections

Most UTIs are not serious and can be treated easily by antibiotics. In some rare cases, UTIs can lead to kidney infections that can become chronic and lead to permanent damage including kidney scars, poor kidney function and high blood pressure. When these infections develop suddenly in the kidneys they can be life threatening, especially if the bacteria enters the bloodstream. 

When a UTI causes a serious infection in your child's kidney, you can rest assured that our pediatric nephrologists will create an individualized and effective treatment plan aimed at reducing the chance of any permanent damage. 

Doctors + Care Team

Lawrence S. Milner, MD

Lawrence S. Milner, MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7429
Fax #: 617-636-0066

Renal failure, acute and chronic, glomerular disease (especially urine microscopy), liver related renal disease, hypertension, urinary tract infection, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, acute dialysis (peritoneal, hemodialysis and hemofiltration), transplantation

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Julie Nicoletta, MD, MA

Julie Nicoletta, MD, MA

Title(s): Pediatric Nephrologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7429
Fax #: 617-636-0066

Hematuria, proteinuria, hypertension, renal insufficiency, kidney stones, fluid and electrolyte imbalance

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