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

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Published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2001, vol. 20, no. 5, p. 507-11
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 AdolescentC-Reactive Protein/urineCalcitonin/bloodChildChild, PreschoolFemaleFever/complicationsHumansInfantInfant, NewbornMalePredictive Value of TestsProspective StudiesProtein Precursors/bloodSensitivity and SpecificityTime FactorsUrinary Tract Infections/complications/diagnosis
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PMID: 11368108
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Research groups Pathogénèse du syndrome néphrotique idiopathique de l'enfant (180)
Etiologie des pneumonies et marqueurs inflammatoires chez l'enfant fébrile (183)
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GERVAIX, Alain et al. Usefulness of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein rapid tests for the management of children with urinary tract infection. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2001, vol. 20, n° 5, p. 507-11. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:72700

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