Urinary Tract Infections

“UTIs are very common in children. Kids can get them at any age as they grow,” says Dr. Khoury, medical director of pediatric urology at CHOC. “What’s important for parents to remember is that UTI is a generic term. The urinary tract starts with the kidney and goes all the way to the urethra opening where we urinate from. When we think about a UTI, there is a big difference between a child with a kidney infection versus a child with an infection of the bladder.” Dr. Khoury says the most common UTI in girls is a bladder infection, caused by bacteria in the bladder.

Meet Dr. Khoury - CHOC Urologist

A world-renowned expert in pediatric urology, Dr. Tony Khoury specializes in the medical and surgical management of complex pediatric urology anomalies, including reconstructive surgery for incontinence, genital anomalies, renal transplantation and oncology. Dr. Khoury is the chief of pediatric urology at both CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine Medical Center.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Khoury is board certified in urology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Khoury received his medical degree at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt and completed a residency in urology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Khoury completed his clinical fellowship and a research fellowship in pediatric urology at the Hospital of SickKids in Toronto, Canada followed by a research fellowship at the University of Calgary, where he focused on biomaterial-related infections. Dr. Khoury speaks fluent French and Arabic.

Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


Dr. Tony Khoury

Urinary Tract Infections: Fact or Fiction?

Urinary Tract INfections (UTIs) are common ailments for childresn and adults alike, but many myths about the condition persist.

Today, a nurse practitioner at CHOC Children’s Urology Center helps discern between fact and fiction when it comes to UTIs.

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Treatment Options for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections, also known as UTIs, can be common in children. Dr. Antoine Khoury describes what interventions are available to treat this condition. For more information, go to https://choc.org/wp/urology

Four Ways to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Urinary tract infections are a common and painful ailment for children, but a few simple strategies can go a long way toward keeping the problem at bay, says Dr. Antoine Khoury, medical director of urology at CHOC Children’s.

Dr. Khoury offers four measures parents and children can take to promote good urinary tract health in kids.

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