A urinary tract infection is an infection of the bladder or kidneys. It is one of the most common bacterial diseases in children. Girls are more likely to get a UTI than boys, especially after the first few months of life, because they have a short urethra. The urethra is the tube for urination, leading out from the bladder. Girls ages 2 to 6 are at the highest risk. Risk also increases if the child is born with a urinary tract problem, or has trouble with toilet training.
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