Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany), 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)
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Children, Urinary tract infection, UTI, Heat shock proteins, HSP70, HEAT-SHOCK PROTEINS, HEAT-SHOCK-PROTEIN-70, FLUID
Background The accuracy of conventional urinalysis in diagnosing urinary tract infection (UTI) in children is limited, leading to unnecessary antibiotic exposure in a large fraction of patients. Urinary heat shock protein 70 (uHSP70) is a novel marker of acute urinary tract inflammation. We explored the added value of uHSP70 in discriminating UTI from other infections and conditions confused with UTI.