Predictive accuracy of urinary β2-microglobulin for kidney injury in children with acute pyelonephritis.

@article{Kangari2015PredictiveAO,
  title={Predictive accuracy of urinary β2-microglobulin for kidney injury in children with acute pyelonephritis.},
  author={Gholamreza Kangari and Maryam Esteghamati and Kambiz Ghasemi and Hamidreza Mahboobi},
  journal={Iranian journal of kidney diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={19-24}
}
INTRODUCTION Leukocyte count, erythrocyte sediment rate and C-reactive protein are available laboratory markers which may be helpful in prediction of technetium Tc 99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renal scintigraphy results. None of these, however, have enough accuracy for prediction of renal injury and scar. This study was aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of urinary β2-microglobulin in detection of renal injury in children with acute pyelonephritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty… CONTINUE READING