Absolute and relative accuracy of rapid urine tests for urinary tract infection in children: a meta-analysis.


Rapid urine tests, such as microscopy, for bacteria and white cells, and dipsticks, for leucocyte esterase and nitrites, are often used in children that are unwell to guide early diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infection. We aimed to establish whether these tests were sufficiently sensitive to avoid urine culture in children with negative results… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(10)70031-1


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