Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in urinary tract infection diagnosis

  title={Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in urinary tract infection diagnosis},
  author={Rui-Ying Xu and Hua-Wei Liu and Ji-Ling Liu and Jun-hua Dong},
  booktitle={BMC urology},
BACKGROUND Urinary infections are a common type of pediatric disease, and their treatment and prognosis are closely correlated with infection location. Common clinical manifestations and laboratory tests are insufficient to differentiate between acute pyelonephritis and lower urinary tract infection. This study was conducted to explore a diagnostic method for upper and lower urinary tract infection differentiation. METHODS The diagnostic values of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein… CONTINUE READING
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