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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Sep;21(9):879-80.

Influence of circumcision technique on frequency of urinary tract infections in neonates.

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Department of Peditrics C, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqwa, Israel.


An increase in urinary tract infection (UTI) during the first weeks after traditional Jewish circumcision has been reported. Circumcision can be performed by a nonmedical person (mohel) or by a physician, with the main difference being in hemostasis techniques. We assessed the effect of circumcision procedure on development of UTI in neonates. Circumcision performed by a mohel was associated with higher incidence of UTI compared with that by physicians. Hemostasis technique and shaft wrapping are postulated risk factors.

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