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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1984 May;23(5):265-7.

Excretory urography and cystourethrography in the evaluation of children with urinary tract infection.

Abstract

One hundred and ninety-one children with a first episode of urinary tract infection (UTI) underwent intravenous pyelography (IVP) and voiding cystourethrography (VCU). Only three children (1.5%) had positive findings in the IVP that were of prognostic significance and were confined to that particular investigation alone. In contrast, 97 (50.7%) of the VCUs showed anatomical abnormalities. Vesico-ureteral reflux (VUR) of varying grades was diagnosed in 77 children (40.3%). These findings stress the importance of radiological investigation of the urinary tract after the first incidence of UTI, but suggest that IVP will give information of therapeutic and/or prognostic value in a small number of cases.

PMID:
6705432
DOI:
10.1177/000992288402300504
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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