Procalcitonin is a marker of severity of renal lesions in pyelonephritis.

  title={Procalcitonin is a marker of severity of renal lesions in pyelonephritis.},
  author={Nadine M. Benador and Claire-Anne Siegrist and Dominique Gendrel and C Greder and D Benador and Marcel Assicot and Claude Bohuon and Eric Girardin},
  volume={102 6},
OBJECTIVE In an attempt to differentiate acute pyelonephritis from lower urinary tract infection (UTI), we measured serum procalcitonin levels, a recently described marker of infection. We compared it with other commonly used inflammatory markers and evaluated its ability to predict renal involvement as assessed by dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy. METHODS Serum C-reactive protein, leukocyte counts, and procalcitonin levels were measured in 80 children, 1 month to 16 years of age… CONTINUE READING


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