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Usefulness of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein rapid tests for the management of children with urinary tract infection

Published inThe Pediatric infectious disease journal, vol. 20, no. 5, p. 507-511
Publication date2001
Abstract

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem in children. Because clinical findings and commonly used blood indices are nonspecific, the distinction between lower and upper urinary tract infection cannot be made easily in this population. However, this distinction is important because renal infection can induce parenchymal scarring. The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of procalcitonin (PCT) compared with C-reactive protein (CRP) rapid tests to predict renal involvement in children with febrile UTI.

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • C-Reactive Protein/urine
  • Calcitonin/blood
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Fever/complications
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prospective Studies
  • Protein Precursors/blood
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Time Factors
  • Urinary Tract Infections/complications/diagnosis
Citation (ISO format)
GERVAIX, Alain et al. Usefulness of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein rapid tests for the management of children with urinary tract infection. In: The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 2001, vol. 20, n° 5, p. 507–511.
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