Vesicoureteral reflux: an accurate predictor of acute pyelonephritis in childhood urinary tract infection?

@article{Ditchfield1994VesicoureteralRA,
  title={Vesicoureteral reflux: an accurate predictor of acute pyelonephritis in childhood urinary tract infection?},
  author={Michael R. Ditchfield and John F de Campo and David J. Cook and Terrance M. Nolan and Harley Robert Powell and Robert D. Sloane and Keith Grimwood and Sharon Cahill},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={190 2},
  pages={413-5}
}
PURPOSE To determine the association between vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and the presence of acute pyelonephritis in children with urinary tract infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors studied 150 consecutive patients less than 5 years of age with their first proved urinary tract infection. All patients underwent renal cortical scintigraphy (with technetium-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid or Tc-99m gluconate) and voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) to identify the presence of cortical defects… CONTINUE READING