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Kidney and Urine Infections

Kidney defects make babies prone to urinary infections and these should be suspected if the baby develops a fever or other unexplained symptoms. Recurrent urine and kidney infections may need long term antibiotic therapy although they can eventually lead to renal failure. 

One of the explanations given for John's increased tendency to urine infections is that, due to his small genitalia and therefore short urethra, it is much easier for a bug to enter the urinary tract. For this reason his nappies are changed regularly and a long term maintenance dose of antibiotic, together with Vitamin C, is now given.’

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