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Answers to Questions about VUR

Below are some of the most common questions about vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). Answers are provided by Alejandro Hoberman, MD, Chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics and Director of the UTI Center, and Steven G. Docimo, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

  1. What is vesicoureteral reflux?
  2. Was my child born with reflux?
  3. What is the likelihood of reflux resolving itself?
  4. Can reflux get worse?
  5. How do you treat children with reflux?
  6. How often should a child with VUR be given a VCUG test?
  7. Can reflux alone cause harm to the kidneys?
  8. What percentage of children have recurrent UTIs while on antibiotics?
  9. Is it a problem if my child doesn’t take antibiotics prescribed for VUR?

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January 11, 2013
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