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Advances in Urology
Volume 2008, Article ID 825475, 6 pages
Review Article

Antibiotic Prophylaxis in the Management of Vesicoureteral Reflux

Department of Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Received 17 April 2008; Accepted 13 August 2008

Academic Editor: Walid A. Farhat

Copyright © 2008 Marc Cendron. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Antibiotic prophylaxis has been, since 1960s, one of the management options in treating vesicoureteral reflux. The purpose of this review article is to provide a concise overview of the rational for antiobiotic prophylaxis and to discuss the various agents used. Some of the current controversies regarding use of antibiotics for reflux will also be presented.