Infants with a urinary tract infection are less likely than adults or older children to have the characteristic symptoms of a UTI. Urinary tract infections can develop in both male and female infants. Affected babies may have a fever and no other symptoms. Infants who have a urinary tract infection may:
- be irritable, have a fever, and
- ave loose stools and/or feeding problems
Because of the non-specific nature of many of these symptoms, urinary tract infections can be more difficult to diagnose in infants.