1. Infants < 3 months are at risk of serious secondary infection, including septicaemia and meningitis. Refer to Children Assessment Unit for a septic workup prior to treatment with parenteral antibiotics.
2. Children 3 to 6 months careful consideration of admission required.
3. Children > 6 months (without complicating factors - poor stream, flank mass, known structural abnormalities) can be treated with oral antibiotics
Antibotic choice should be rationalised once sensitivities known.
Disclaimer: This site is intended to be flexible and frequently updated. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all information should be verified.