Urethritis is commonly seen in children, with studies showing that approximately 5% of all infants and young children experience the condition at some point. Of those, urethritis occurs equally between male and female infants under the age of 1. For children over the age of 1, the condition is more often seen in girls.
What is Urethritis?
Urethritis occurs when there is bacterial infection in the ureter, urethra, bladder, or kidney, causing inflammation. Delayed treatment may lead to serious complications such as nephritis or even kidney failure.