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Association of procalcitonin with acute pyelonephritis and renal scars in pediatric UTI.
|Published in||Pediatrics. 2013, vol. 131, no. 5, p. 870-9|
|Abstract||Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common childhood bacterial infections that may involve renal parenchymal infection (acute pyelonephritis [APN]) followed by late scarring. Prompt, high-quality diagnosis of APN and later identification of children with scarring are important for preventing future complications. Examination via dimercaptosuccinic acid scanning is the current clinical gold standard but is not routinely performed. A more accessible assay could therefore prove useful. Our goal was to study procalcitonin as a predictor for both APN and scarring in children with UTI.|
|Keywords||Acute Disease — Adolescent — Area Under Curve — Biological Markers/blood — C-Reactive Protein/metabolism — Calcitonin/blood/metabolism — Child — Child, Preschool — Cicatrix/blood/epidemiology/prevention & control — Confidence Intervals — Disease Progression — Female — Follow-Up Studies — Humans — Incidence — Likelihood Functions — Male — Odds Ratio — Predictive Value of Tests — Protein Precursors/blood/metabolism — Pyelonephritis/blood/diagnosis/epidemiology — Risk Assessment — Severity of Illness Index — Urinary Tract Infections/diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology|
|Research group||Etiologie des pneumonies et marqueurs inflammatoires chez l'enfant fébrile (183)|
|LEROY, Sandrine et al. Association of procalcitonin with acute pyelonephritis and renal scars in pediatric UTI. In: Pediatrics, 2013, vol. 131, n° 5, p. 870-9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:35258|