Diagnostic testing strategies in childhood urinary tract infections

Stephen M. Downs

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The diagnosis of urinary tract infections in children can be elusive, and diagnostic tests are often helpful. The author reviews the types of diagnostic tests, emphasizing the need for clinicians to develop skills in estimating the baseline risk of urinary tract infection, understand the implication of results from tests with different sensitivities and specificities, and adjust their diagnostic strategies to meet the decision at hand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)670-676
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Annals
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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