Do systemic symptoms predict the risk of kidney scarring after urinary tract infection?

@article{Coulthard2009DoSS,
  title={Do systemic symptoms predict the risk of kidney scarring after urinary tract infection?},
  author={Malcolm G. Coulthard and Heather Joan Lambert and Michael J. Keir},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2009},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={
          278-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In the NICE guideline on childhood urinary tract infection (UTI), it is assumed that the presence or severity of systemic symptoms, especially fever, predicts for renal scarring, and different management is recommended accordingly. We aimed to test this hypothesis by retrospective case note analysis. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS Notes of children aged under 5 years referred with a first UTI who were assessed for scarring were reviewed. MAIN OUTCOME CRITERIA Ability to predict for… CONTINUE READING
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