Usefulness of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein rapid tests for the management of children with urinary tract infection.

@article{Gervaix2001UsefulnessOP,
  title={Usefulness of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein rapid tests for the management of children with urinary tract infection.},
  author={Alain Gervaix and Annick Galetto-Lacour and Thierry Gu{\'e}ron and Laszlo Vadas and Salvador Zamora and Susanne Suter and Eric Girardin},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={507-11}
}
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem in children. Because clinical findings and commonly used blood indices are nonspecific, the distinction between lower and upper urinary tract infection cannot be made easily in this population. However, this distinction is important because renal infection can induce parenchymal scarring. The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of procalcitonin (PCT) compared with C-reactive protein (CRP) rapid tests to predict renal… CONTINUE READING