Use of nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) test in the differentiation between pyelonephritis and cystitis.

@article{Bjrkstn1975UseON,
  title={Use of nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) test in the differentiation between pyelonephritis and cystitis.},
  author={Bengt Bj{\"o}rkst{\'e}n and P U de Ch{\^a}teau},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1975},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={182-6}
}
NBT tests were performed on blood from 37 patients with urinary tract infections caused by coliform bacteria. The level of infections was evaluated by the clinical signs, ESR, renal concentrating capacity and titre of antibodies against the strains of E. coli isolated in their urine. Elevated proportions of NBT-positive neutrophils were found in 11 of 14… CONTINUE READING