Infantile colic patients' rates of urinary tract infections at Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan

Original Article


  • Qaim Uddin
  • Sijad Ur Rehman
  • Muhammad Qasim Khan
  • Ayisha aman
  • Laiba Aman
  • Muhammad Arif Khan


Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which impact 8% of girls and 2% of boys by age seven and have a repeat rate of 10% to 30%, are common in infants and young children. Infantile colic is a very difficult condition for parents to manage.

Objective: To discover the prevalence of uti among patients who appear with neonatal distress

Study design: A Prospective observational cohort study.

Place and duration of study. Department of Paediatrics, Khyber teaching Hospital, Peshawar, from 01 January to 01 august 2019

Material And Methods: 126 male and female painful babies participated in the research. Khyber Teaching Hospital's paediatrics division, Peshawar. Duration: from January 1, 2020, to August 1, 2019, inclusive. Each infant had two clear middle pee samples collected two hours apart to be tested for UTIs. The UTI was considered positive if the child had a history of temperature >99 °F, dysuria, and more than five WBC per HPF or >10 4 CFU/HPF on pee culture.

Results: Children in this research ranged in age from 6 weeks to 6 months, with a mean age, weight, and height of 3.1501.42 months, 4.9790.82 kg, and 56.6503.08 cm, respectively. Men made up the overwhelming bulk of the cases. (69.8 per cent). 61.1 per cent of mothers breastfed their babies, while 38.9 per cent used bottles to nurse them. The prevalence of urinary tract infections among individuals was 8.7%.

Conclusion: The frequency of UTI among babies who appear with diarrhoea is 8.7%, it can be inferred. This research emphasises the value of early newborn UTI detection and therapy and the requirement for preventative steps to lower the risk of UTI in this group.

Keywords: frequency, Infantile colic, urinary tract infection




How to Cite

Qaim Uddin, Sijad Ur Rehman, Muhammad Qasim Khan, Ayisha aman, Laiba Aman, & Muhammad Arif Khan. (2023). Infantile colic patients’ rates of urinary tract infections at Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan: Original Article . Pakistan Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 1(01), 13–18. Retrieved from