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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31822cbb5f
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Use of Urine Dipstick Evaluating Young Infants With Fever Without a Source and Positive Urine Culture

Mintegi, Santiago MD*,†; Gomez, Borja MD*; Urra, Elena MD; Romero, Ana MD*; Paniagua, Natalia MD*; Lopez, Edurne MD*; Benito, Javier MD*

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We analyzed 239 febrile infants <3 months of age with a positive urine culture to examine their characteristics. Patients with altered urine dipstick showed more commonly alterations of the biologic markers for bacterial infection, and Escherichia coli was more commonly isolated. Febrile young infants with positive urine culture and negative urine dipstick may not have a urinary tract infection and less aggressive management can be considered.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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