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Procalcitonin to reduce the number of unnecessary cystographies in children with a urinary tract infection: a European validation study.

Authors
  • Leroy, Sandrine
  • Romanello, Carla
  • Galetto-Lacour, Annick
  • Smolkin, Vladislav
  • Korczowski, Bartosz
  • Rodrigo, Carlos
  • Tuerlinckx, David
  • Gajdos, Vincent
  • Moulin, Florence
  • Contardo, Marzia
  • Gervaix, Alain
  • Halevy, Raphaël
  • Duhl, Barbara
  • Prat, Cristina
  • Borght, Thierry Vander
  • Foix-l'Hélias, Laurence
  • Dubos, François
  • Gendrel, Dominique
  • Bréart, Gérard
  • Chalumeau, Martin
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
150
Issue
1
Pages
89–95
Identifiers
PMID: 17188622
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High PCT is a strong, independent and now validated predictor of VUR that can be used to identify low-risk patients and thus avoid one third of the unnecessary cystourethrographies in children with a first febrile UTI.

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