Strategies for Identifying UTIs in Febrile Young Girls

Kirchner, Jeffrey T.
October 2000
American Family Physician;10/1/2000, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p1672
Academic Journal
Presents a study conducted by M.H. Gorelick and K.N. Shaw of febrile young girls in an effort to identify specific clinical factors predictive of a positive urine culture and to use those factors to distinguish patients at low risk of urinary tract infection from those who need further evaluation. Description of the study and its results; Belief that this clinical decision model accurately predicts a positive urine culture in 95 percent of children younger than two years who have two or more of the identified variables.


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