Accurate diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis: How helpful is procalcitonin?


Guven A. G., Kazdal H. Z., Koyun M., Aydin F., Gungor F., Akman S., ...More

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.27, no.9, pp.715-721, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.mnm.0000230072.61941.71
  • Journal Name: NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.715-721
  • Keywords: procalcitonin, pyelonephritis, UTI, DMSA, children, URINARY-TRACT-INFECTION, RENAL CORTICAL SCINTIGRAPHY, CHILDREN, MARKER, SEVERITY, INFANTS
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim This prospective study aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of serum procalcitonin levels in children with acute pyelonephritis documented by Tc-99m-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy.