Acute Pyelonephritis

Children should be referred urgently to a hospital paediatrician for assessment and treatment.

CKS

Send MSU for culture.

 

First choice:

Co-trimoxazole

(unlicensed indication)

 

960mg 2 x daily

 

7 days

(10 - 14 days if abnormality of renal tract)

Alternative treatment:

Co-amoxiclav

 

625mg 3 x daily

 

7 days

(10 - 14 days if abnormality of renal tract)